Academy of Korean Studies Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Lecturer at the Center for Korean Research
Office: 909A IAB
Office Hours: R 2:30-4:00
B.A. Film Studies, Columbia University
EAAS UN3217 Korean Popular Cinema
EAAS UN 3207 Lights, Camera, Action: The Visual Culture of K-pop
Contemporary performance and popular culture in Korea, critical race and gender theories, performance studies and visual culture, film and global media studies, transnational East Asia
So-Rim Lee is the 2018-19 Center for Korean Research-Academy of Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Lee researches on contemporary popular culture’s complex embodiments of neoliberalism through performance studies and visual culture, with a focus on South Korea. Lee’s doctoral dissertation, “Performing the Self: Cosmetic Surgery and the Political Economy of Beauty in Korea,” weds historiography, cultural studies, media studies, and performance analysis to construe cosmetic surgery as a mode of performing one’s subjectivity in contemporary Korea. Lee has previously written for New Theatre Quarterly, Performance Research, and Theatre Survey, and is a recipient of the Ric Weiland Humanities and Sciences Fellowship, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and the Charlene Porras Graduate Scholar Award from the El Centro Chicano y Latino at Stanford University.