Myunghee Lee

Myunghee Lee

Guest Researcher

Myunghee Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow at NIAS. She also is a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on protest, authoritarian politics, and democratization. Her regional focus is on China and the Korean Peninsula. Her postdoctoral project is a comparative study on the persistence of authoritarian legacies in South Korea and Poland. Her work appears in journals such as International Security, International Studies Review, Journal of East Asian StudiesPolitics & Gender. 




  • "Counterterrorism and Preventive Repression: China's Changing Strategy in Xinjiang." (with Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Emir Yazici). International Security, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2020. 
  • "The Global Diffusion of the #MeToo Movement." (with Amanda Murdie). Politics & Gender, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2021. 
  • "Field Research: A Graduate Student’s Guide." (with Ezgi Irgil, Anne-Kathrin Kreft, Charmaine N. Willis, and Kelebogile Zvobgo). International Studies Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2021. 
  • "Authoritarian Successor Parties, Supporters, and Protest: Lessons from Asian Democracies." Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2023.
  • "Authoritarianism at School: Indoctrination Education, Political Socialisation, and Citizenship in North Korea." Asian Studies Review, Forthcoming


Book Chapters

  • "China's Surveillance and Repression in Xinjiang." (with Emir Yazici). in Cambridge Handbook of Race and Surveillance. Cambridge University Press. 2023. 


Other publications 

  • "Book Review: Top-down Democracy in South Korea by Erik Mobrand." Korean Studies, Vol. 46, 2022. 
  • "South Korea-EU Global Health Governance." (with Szymon Zareba). in South Korea-EU Cooperation in Global Governance. KF-VUB Korea Chair Report. 2021.  
  • "Understanding China's Preventive Repression in Xinjiang." (with Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Emir Yazici). Lawfare, March 1, 2020.  



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