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Suzy Lee

Assistant Professor and Director, MS in Human Rights

CCPA Human Development


Suzy Lee is a sociologist and legal scholar whose work focuses on international labor migration, the transformations in migration law and policy in the neoliberal era, and the implication of migration policy for the protection of migrants’ rights. Lee's primary line of research examines the development of sending state policy regimes, with a focus on contract migration programs in the Philippines and South Korea. Other projects include studies on the effect of neoliberal economic policy on migration regimes, immigration policy and human trafficking, and the formation of political identity in deindustrialized and rural regions of the U.S.

Lee is also the program director for Binghamton University's MS in Human Rights program, and teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on political economy, human rights, and international migration.


  • BA, Columbia University
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • MA, PhD, New York University

Research Interests

  • Migration Policy
  • Labor Law and Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Comparative History
  • Transnationalism/Globalization
  • Human Rights

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