Yoonkyung Lee

Yoonkyung Lee

 Associate Professor

Biography

Yoonkyung Lee is a political sociologist studying labor politics, social movements, and political representation. Her research probes how socially marginalized actors such as labor mobilize to gain a social and political voice and how they interact with civil society and political institutions. She is currently working on a research project that traces the historical formation of political opposition in Korea, politics of which has been shaped equally by a strong state and a vocal democracy movement. Another stream of research focuses on diverse modes of labor’s reaction to rising socioeconomic inequality in East Asia.