2018-2019 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies

Sinwoo Lee is a historian of Modern Korea and East Asia whose research interests lie in the fields of urban history, border and boundary studies, and memory studies. Lee is currently working on a book manuscript titled City Beyond the Walls: Urban Politics and the Making of Modern Seoul, 1864-1914, which explores the importance of the destruction of Seoul’s city walls—both as physical and symbolic boundaries—in the city’s transition to modernity from the late Chosŏn to the early colonial period. Lee received her Ph.D. in Korean History from UCLA, and has taught a wide range of courses on Modern Korea and East Asia at University of California, Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna College, Underwood International College at Yonsei University, and California State University, Chico.