Summer Kim Lee

Research Associate, Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Mellon Faculty Fellow

Summer Kim Lee is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. She earned her MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She has research and teaching interests in Asian American literature, performance, and culture, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist theory, and queer theory. She is currently working on her first monograph, which considers the informal aesthetics of Asian Americanist study. She is co-editor of a special issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory with Vivian L. Huang titled, "Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution." She has published and forthcoming work in Social TextASAP/Journal, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Post45Los Angeles Review of Books, and Public Books. 

3 Sanborn
HB 6032
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. New York University, Self-individualized study
M.A. New York University, Performance Studies
Ph.D. New York University, Performance Studies

Selected Publications

Guest Co-editor of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Special issue: "Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution," Forthcoming 2020.

“Asian Americanist Critique and Listening Practices of Contemporary Popular Music.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Edited by Josephine Lee. Oxford: Oxford University Press, January 2020.

Guest editor of Post45 Contemporaries. "Someone Else's Object: On Minoritarian Critique," December 2019.

“Staying In: Mitski, Ocean Vuong, and Asian American Asociality.” Social Text 138, Vol. 37, No. 1 (March 2019). 

“Wrong Impressions.” Editor’s Forum. ASAP/Journal: The Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present. Special issue: “Queer Form,” Vol. 2, Issue 2 (May 2017).

“Alive With You: Blood Orange’s Sense of Distance in Resonant Love.” Journal of Popular Music Studies. Special issue: “Trans/Queer Music,” Vol. 25, Issue 4 (2013).