The Korea Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Ji-Eun Lee as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations during the Spring 2017 semester.
Professor Ji-Eun Lee is the author of Women Pre-Scripted: Forging Modern Roles through Korean Print (University of Hawaii Press, 2015), a monograph on conflicting discourses on modern womanhood from the 1890s to the 1930s. She received a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University and has taught and worked at the University of Toronto, Dartmouth College, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Minnesota. Since 2008, Dr. Lee has been working at Washington University in St. Louis, and is currently Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Language and Head of the Korean Section in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. During her research leave in the Fall 2016, she was affiliated as a visiting scholar at the Korea Institute and worked on her second book project on memory and space in post-Cold War Korean literature. As Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, she is teaching two courses in Spring semester, 2017 – a graduate seminar titled “Readings in Modern Korean Literature” (KORLIT 201) and “Gender in Korean Culture and Film” (KORLIT 105) for undergraduate students at Harvard.