Erica Lee

BA(Hons) Auck., MA Auck.

Biography

이혜지 LEE, HYE JI / ɰi.ɦje.ʣ̥ʲi / [-ee.heji]

As in many traditions around the world, I go by various names. Interpersonally known as Erica, I am an early career academic teaching and researching in Sociology, involved in a number of projects beyond my discipline

My principle area of interest is in race and decoloniality, employing a wide range of theoretical tools including Marxist thought, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and more broadly, the 'Critical Theory' strand of European thought. I am currently exploring Eastern epistemologies, namely, 한국사상 (Korean Thought).

Beyond academia, my writing can be found in media publications such as RNZ and The Spinoff.

I am currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand).​​​​

Research | Current

Ethnic Women in Politics (2020-2023)
Kairuruku/Research Assistant 

Funded by Royal Society of New Zealand, EWP is a 3-year research project uniquely ‘about and by’ ethnic women. The research aims to examine lived realities of women in New Zealand politics who are non-Pākehā, non-Māori and non-Pacific, addressing the complex intersections between gender, ethnicity, culture and politics in Aotearoa's bicultural and multi-ethnic democracy.

Teaching | Current

Kaiwhakaako Ngaio/Professional Teaching Fellow 

SOCIOL 213: Ethnicity and Identity (Semester 1, 2022)

SOCIOL 101/G: Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand (Semester 2, 2022)

Distinctions/Honours

2020 | Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Teaching Assistant Category. Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland

2019 | University of Auckland Research Masters Scholarship

Responsibilities

2019- 2020 | Postgraduate representative of Critical Theory Network, University of Auckland                              
2019 | Organiser and chair for fortnightly Sociology and Criminology Seminar series

Areas of expertise

'Race', Decoloniality, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory, Epistemologies

Contact details

Primary office location

SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING - NORTH - Bldg 201N
Level 2, Room 208
10 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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