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Joo Young Lee

University Affiliation:  National Center for Institutional Diversity, Asian Languages and Cultures , Nam Center for Korean Studies

Field of Study: Critical Media and Cultural Studies

Position: Research fellow and lecturer


About Dr. Lee

Joo Young Lee is a cultural historian of race and mixed race. She specifically examines racial and multiracial representations in American and Korean media and cultures. Lee received her PhD in American Culture and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies with an African American & Diasporic Studies certificate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently a visiting research fellow for the National Center for Institutional Diversity and lecturer for the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Her current book project, “Transnational Representations of Black Koreans in American and Korean Cultures,” traces the cultural history of black Koreans as portrayed in literary, photographic, filmic, televisual, musical, and performative platforms since 1947.