Jung-Min Mina Lee
Instructor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

My research interests broadly encompass the intersections of music and politics. Specifically, my research topics have included South Korea's postcolonial national/cultural identity as manifested in modern music of Korea, the intersection of traditional Korean music and post-tonal music, Cold War and music, Korean popular music (K-pop), the Darmstadt avant-garde during the post-World War II decades, and the analyses of works by Unsuk Chin, Isang Yun, Sukhi Kang, Un-young La, György Ligeti, Béla Bartók, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Igor Stravinsky.

I received my PhD in musicology from Duke University (2017) with the dissertation "National Identity Formation and Musical Modernism in Post-World War II Korea " (advisor: Philip Rupprecht). In addition to my master's degree in musicology from Duke University (2011), I hold a master's degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University. 


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