Summer Kim Lee

Research Associate, Lecturer

Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies

Summer Kim Lee earned her BA in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University with a concentration in women of color feminist performance and her MA and PhD in Performance Studies at New York University. She has research and teaching interests in Asian American literature and culture, in addition to feminist theory, queer theory, and popular music and sound studies.

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Summer is currently working on her first monograph titled, Unaccommodating Acts: Asian American Aesthetics and the Limits of Sociality, which brings together the fields of Asian American studies, performance studies, and queer theory. Unaccommodating Acts examines how Asian American cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century shapes an aesthetics that undoes recognizable, normative forms of sociality, and the political subjectivities and collectivities built upon them. From 2013-2015, she served as Managing Editor of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and has published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies and ASAP/Journal. 

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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. New York University
M.A. New York University, Performance Studies
Ph.D. New York University, Performance Studies