Jung Joon Lee
Jung Joon Lee teaches classes on histories and theories of photography. She received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to her postgraduate studies in art history, Lee was trained in urban planning and worked on projects involving global consortiums.
Lee’s research centers on the discursive ways in which photography engages with the formation of political subjectivity. Her recent publication topics include photography and nation building, photo portraits and the rhetoric of family, the use of US camptown studio portraits in artworks, and photography and postcolonial memories in Hong Kong. Lee is currently working on a book-length project examining the ways that the medium of photography, and its subjects, have been politicized as transnational militarism shapes life in the two Koreas and beyond in East Asia. Her work has been published in such journals as History of Photography, Journal of Korean Studies, photographies, Photography & Culture and Trans-Asia Photography Review.
Academic research/areas of interest
Visual culture of militarism; politics of vernacular photography; identity and identification; colonial photography; photography and censorship; memory studies; theory of subjectivity; postcolonial theory and criticism