Yoonkyung Lee

Yoonkyung Lee

Assistant Professor of Sociology
and Asian and Asian American Studies

Ph.D., Political Science, 2006, Duke University

Office: LT 203
Phone: 777-6265
Email: yklee@binghamton.edu

Homepage: http://binghamton.edu/sociology/people/yoonkyung.html

Areas of Study and Interest

Comparative politics
Labor politics
Political parties
Social movements, political economy, area focus on East Asia

Recent Courses

Democracy in East Asia
Social Research Methods
States and Markets in East Asia
Korean Politics through Cinema
Democracy and Labor (graduate seminar)

Selected Publications

2009. “Migration, Migrants, and Contested Ethno-Nationalism in Korea,” Critical Asian Studies 40(3): 363-380.

2009. “Divergent Outcomes of Labor Reform Politics in Democratized Korea and Taiwan,” Studies in Comparative International Development 44(1): 47-70.

2009. “Democracy without Parties? Political Parties and Social Movements for Democratic Representation in Korea,” Korean Observer 40 (1): 27-51.


  • (Fall 2010) Individual Development Award, United University Professionals
  • (Spring 2009) Korea-Pacific Program Visiting Research Fellowship, University of California-San Diego
  • (Fall 2008) Dean’s Research Semester Grant, SUNY-Binghamton
  • (Fall 2007) Provost’s Inter/Multidisciplinary Symposia Award, SUNY-Binghamton

Last Updated: 2/24/15