University of Chicago Research Project : Democracy without Redistribution: Perceived Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution
Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where she received a Michael and Ling Markovitz Fellowship for 2017-18 and a Toyota Fellowship for 2015-16. She received an M.P.P from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A in Political Science and International Relations from Korea University. Her research interests lie at the intersections of comparative political economy, development, inequality, and democracy, with a regional focus on East Asia. She utilizes mixed methods, including lab and field experiments, surveys, and in-depth qualitative fieldwork. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Lee will complete a book manuscript, Democracy Without Redistribution, which develops a theory of the sense of injustice to explain preferences for redistribution, along with other research projects under the themes of populist preferences against democracy and gendered developmentalism.