Lee Mirae

Academic Research














    5th Annual MEDUSA Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Toronto

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

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

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

    Richard Charles Lee: Insights Through Asia Challenge, Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs

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

    Ethnography of the University, Ethnography Lab, University of Toronto

    : Paper - "Visibilizing the Invisible: Communications Work(ers) at the University of Toronto - Deconstructing the Tension between Power and Freedom in 'The U of T Brand' Production"

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

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

    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)



    Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto

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