Jung-Min Mina Lee
Instructor in the Department of Asian & 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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