Summer Kim Lee

Research Associate, Lecturer

Summer Kim Lee is a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Department of English and Creative Writing, where she will transition into the position of Assistant Professor in the fall of 2020. She earned her MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She has research and teaching interests in Asian American literature and culture, in addition to critical race theory, queer theory, and feminist theory. She is currently working on her first book project 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. From 2013-2015, she served as Managing Editor of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She has published and forthcoming work in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, ASAP/Journal, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture, and Social Text.

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

Selected Publications

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

“Asian Americanist Critique and Listening Practices of Contemporary Popular Music.” In The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture. Edited by Josephine Lee, Floyd Cheung, Jennifer Ho, Anita Mannur, and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

"Too Close and Compromised." The Los Angeles Review of Books. December 4, 2018.

“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).