Lee Mirae

Academic Research


                       2018       5th Annual MEDUSA Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Toronto

    • Paper: "Defining Korean Hip Hop's Authenticity through Blackness and Globalisation"

                       2017       Hemispheric Institute Graduate Student Initiative (Hemi GSI) 5th Convergence, York University

    • Workgroup: "Unsettling Transnational Relationality: Indigeneity and Solidarity Across Border"

                       2017       Richard Charles Lee: Insights Through Asia Challenge, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

    • Project (Ethnographic Film & Report): "Visualizing Elders' Engagement with the Digital Age in Shanghai"

              2016-2017       Ethnography of the University, Ethnography Lab, University of Toronto

                       2016       Ethnography Lab Summer High School Program 2016, Ethnography Lab, University of Toronto  

    • Presentation: "Social Media and Other New Media Approaches to Ethnographic Research"

                       2016       International Course Module at Oa'hu, Hawai'i, Anthropology Department, University of Toronto

    • Course: “Diversity”: Critical/Comparative Studies of Indigeneity, Multiculturalism and (Settler) Colonialism
    • Ten-day participant observation and service learning around topics of environmental protection and sustainability, immigration and Indigeneity, military occupation and tourism industry.


    • Embracing Blackness Through Koreanness: Analysis of Damunhwa in South Korea Through Media Presence of Sam Okyere and Han Hyun Min (2018)
    • "Fake" News, Digital Media and Political Ideology: Analyzing Linguistic Rhetoric of Pro-Impeachment and Pro-Park News (2017)
    • Anthropology's Ignorance of Discourse on Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People of Colour Relationship and Its Historical Understanding of Race and Culture (2017)
    • Deconstructing the Model Minority Discourse of Asian Immigrants in Canada: What is at stake? (2016)
    • Defining the Cultural Value of AGO First Thursdays: A Multi-Art Event or a "Social Gathering"? (Fieldwork Report) (2016)
    • Art’s Confrontation With Mental Illness: Yayoi Kusama, Self-Obliteration and the Sublime (2015)
    • Fashion's "Orientalism": Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Appreciation, or Cultural Ignorance? (2014)
    • "Self"-Orientalism in Vogue Nippon: Racism as Beauty (2014)
    • Dying for Their Clothes: The Rana Plaza Disaster (2014)


              2013-2018       Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto

    • Major: Sociocultural Anthropology, and History of Art
    • Minor: Writing & Rhetoric