M.A. in English, Writing and Linguistics (Honors). Northwestern State University, 2017.

B.A. in History (Honors). Roanoke College, 2013.

Professional Editing. University of California at Berkeley, December 2019.

Teaching English as a Second Language. Northwestern State University, 2018.

Additional Training
Four-year Korean language program, 2018.


Editor-in-Chief, The Kraze Magazine
April 2016-present

  • Edit web articles and print issues to eliminate errors, improve quality, and maintain style

  • Write and maintain in-house style guide, serving as authority on consistency and adherence to brand style

  • Manage, lead, and train a global editorial team of around 20 writers, editors, and translators

Editor, Revolutionaries Press
March 2020-present

  • Co-editor for I Am ARMY

  • Copyedited The Revolutionary Social Worker supplementary text

  • Provide general editing, proofreading, and writing services as required per project

Freelance writer and editor
May 2011-present

  • Provide freelance writing, editing, proofreading, and research for various projects

  • Projects include: editing web articles, researching and writing web content, proofreading manuscripts, creating social media posts, and editing technical manuals.


Book Chapters

Courtney Lazore. “BTS Gave Me Back Myself.” In I Am ARMY, Revolutionaries Press, Australia, 2020.

Edited Volumes

Wallea Eaglehawk and Courtney Lazore, editors. I Am ARMY. Revolutionaries Press, Australia, 2020.

Journal Articles

“The Hwarang Warriors: Silla’s Flower Boys.” The Quarterly of East Asian Studies 1, (2014).

Selected Web Articles

“The Legacy of Wandering Youth: BTS’ HYYH Pt. 2, 5 Years Later.” KultScene. Nov. 2020.

“Remembering the Gwangju Uprising.” Revolutionaries. May 2020.

“How BTS Keeps Fans Coming Back For More.” PopCrush. March 2020.

“How the BTS Universe Successfully Engages Thousands of Fans.” The BTS Effect. July 2019.

“Five Reasons New Writers Should Keep Writing.” DIY MFA. April 2019.

“Dangun, Korea’s Foundation Myth.” The Kraze Magazine. June 2017.

Contributing Writer

“The Impact of a T-shirt: BTS Meets Politics in a Digital World.” The White Paper Project. December 2018.


Presenter, “Success Story: How Storytelling Contributes to BTS’s Brand.” International Conference of Asian Marketing Associations-Korea Advertising Society. Republic of Korea and Online, October 2020.

Panelist, “We, Like BTS, Are Revolutionaries: Exploring the Concept of BTS as Participatory Revolutionaries.” Rhizome Connect. August 2020.

Panelist, “I Am ARMY: Exploring the ARMY Identity Through Autoethnographies.” Rhizome Connect. August 2020.

Panelist, “Bangtan Universe, The Beginning – What is the BU All About?” Rhizome Connect. August 2020.

Presenter, “Artists for Healing: How BTS Helps Fans Heal.” BTS Global Interdisciplinary Conference. Kingston University, London, January 2020.

Presenter, “Hwarang Warriors: The Flower Boys of Silla.” Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention. Baltimore, Maryland, March 2012.


TextPhi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Alpha Chi

Award in East Asian Studies
Susan B. Millinger Award in Ancient History
Kim Kyu Shik Award in Asian History


Bangtan Scholars. Founding member; content team member. 2020-present.

The Rhizomatic Revolution Review. Copyeditor. 2021-present.

BTS Translations/Bangtan Subs. Video subtitler. 2015-2019.


Korean: High intermediate (completion of a four-year college program)