S. Heijin Lee

S. Heijin Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University whose research explores the imperial routes of culture and media. In addition to her book, The Geopolitics of Beauty, which maps plastic surgery in South Korea, Asia, and Asian America, Lee is co-editing two anthologies. From Bollywood to Hallyuwood, forthcoming from University of Hawai’i Press, examines global media cultures. Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia tracks fashion and beauty as formations of Asian modernities. Lee has been published in Women and Performance: Journal of Feminist Theory and Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies.

Selected Publications:
  1. Lee, S. H. (2016). Beauty between empires: Global feminism, plastic surgery, and the trouble with self- esteem. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 37(1), 1-31.
  2. Lee, S. H. (2008). Lessons from ‘‘Around the world with Oprah’’: Neoliberalism, race, and the (geo)politics of beauty. Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 18(1), 25-41.