So-Rim Lee Is Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

So-Rim Lee, Korea Foundation Assistant Professor

So-Rim Lee has joined Penn Arts & Sciences as Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Lee’s research and teaching explore the politics of representation in visual cultures and everyday embodiment in South Korea and the Korean diaspora from the intersection of performance studies, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies. After receiving her Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from Stanford in 2018, Lee held postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia and Penn and taught courses at NYU and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently writing her first book on the visual and narrative discourses of plastic surgery in South Korea.

The Korea Foundation Professorships were established by the Korea Foundation in 1997. The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs.

 

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