Dr Lee is a Lecturer in Asian Media.
Dr Lee obtained her PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. She taught at Yonsei University and Korea National University of Arts, in Seoul, before she moved back to the UK.
Dr Lee's research interests cover transnational stardom, genre-branding, auteur-branding, transnational media / film production and consumption, film festivals, and globalisation with a focus on East Asian cinemas and popular culture, including Japanese and Korean TV dramas and K-pop. She has published several articles on East Asian films and directors in edited collections, as well as Cinema Journal and Transnational Cinemas. She is co-editor of Japanese Cinema (Routledge, 2014) and a forthcoming volume, The Korean Cinema Book (British Film Institute, 2015).
- The Korean Cinema Book. Lee NJ-Y and Stringer J, Research Collection, British Film Institute / Palgrave Macmillan, (forthcoming 2015)
- Japanese Cinema. Lee NJ-Y and Stringer J, 2014, Anthology, Routledge
- Pop-Orientalism and Asian Star Body: Rain and the Hollywood Action Movie Lee NJ-Y in (eds) Leung Wing-Fai and Andy Willis, East Asian Stardom, Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014, 35-48
- Ports of Entry: Mapping Chinese Cinema's Multiple Trajectories at International Film Festivals Lee NJ-Y and Stringer J in (ed) Yingjin Zhang, A Companion to Chinese Cinema, London, Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 239-261
- Counter-programming and the Udine Far East Film Festival. Lee NJ-Y and Stringer J, Screen, 2012, 53 (3), 301-309
- Asianization' and Locally Customised 'Kor-Asian' Movies: Goodbye, One Day (2010) and Sophie's Revenge (2009). Lee NJ-Y, Transnational Cinemas, 2012, 3 (1), 81-92
- Localised Globalisation and a Monster National: The Host (2006) and the South Korean Film Industry. Lee NJ-Y, Cinema Journal, University of Texas Press, 2011, 50, (3), 45-61
- Salute to Mr. Vengeance: Oldboy (2003) and the Making of a Transnational Auteur. Lee NJ-Y in (eds) Leon Hunt and Leung Wing-fai, East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film, 2008, London, I.B Tauris, 203-219