Courtney Lazore

Courtney Lazore

Creator of TheBTSEffect.comWriter, Editor, Independent Researcher
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Courtney is an expert writer and editor with special interests in BTS studies, fan studies, and Korean history and culture. She runs her own website at The BTS Effect. She is one of the founding members of the Bangtan Scholars network, and serves as a copyeditor for The R3 Journal. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Medium.Courtney became a K-Pop fan in 2007 and fully joined the ARMY fandom in early 2015. Her work has been published in Asia Marketing Journal, PopCrush, And Philosophy, and the Quarterly of East Asian Studies. She regularly presents research on BTS and ARMY at industry conferences. In 2020, she co-edited I Am ARMY. Previously, she served as the editor-in-chief of The Kraze Magazine. You can view her full CV here.


Twitter: @courtneylazore
Website: The BTS Effect
Instagram: Personal | The BTS Effect
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Most of my writing on BTS is available at:The BTS Effect articlesMedium articlesAdditional writing published elsewhere is linked on my CV.