Dr. Jieun Lee

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Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Office: Tribble A117
Phone: (336) 758-2997
Email: leej@wfu.edu


Ph.D., The University of Georgia, Theater and Performance Studies, May 2018
Graduate Certificate, The University of Georgia, Women’s Studies, May 2016
M.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York, Theater Studies (Theory, History, Criticism), May 2012
B.A., Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, Korean and English Language and Literature (Double Major, magna cum laude), February 2010

WGS Courses

WGS 221: Introduction to Feminist Theory
WGS 321/621: Multicultural Women and the Politics of Resistance in the U.S.

Professional/Research Focus

Feminist Art and Theory
Asian American Feminism and Activism
Transnational Adoption in Theater and Performance

Selected Recent Publications

  • [Book Chapter] “Transnational Adoption on Stage: Reimagining Korean American Adoptee Kinship and Citizenship” in Transnational Mobility and Identity In and Out of Korea, Korean Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Lexington Books (in progress).
  • [Journal Articles] “Hallyu on Stage: K-Pop and K-Drama Reimagined in Asian American Theater,” International Journal of Korean Studies (in progress).
  • “Performing Transnational Adoption: Korean American Women Adoptees’ Autobiographical Solo Performances,” Theatre Annual: A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas 70 (2017): 60-80.
  • [Book Review] Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress by Elizabeth W. Son, University of Michigan Press, New England Theatre Journal (forthcoming).
  • [Performance Review] {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!!, the final installation by Diana Oh, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York, Theatre Journal (forthcoming).

Recent Translation in South Korean Feminist Journal ILDA

“Hidden Workers, an Exhibition on Women’s Labor: How Can We See Art Through Women’s Perspective?”