Dr. Sumin Lee joined the Department of International Affairs as an ACES (Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship) Faculty Fellow (ACES Assistant Professor) in 2022. Dr. Lee’s research interests include gender and armed conflicts, conflict-related sexual violence, and gender justice process using various empirical methods such as geospatial analysis, text analysis, and panel data analysis.
Dr. Lee is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how conflict-affected states strategically use accountability measures for wartime sexual violence as a means to promote their reputation during and after civil wars. She was Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and a recipient of the Empirical Study of Gender Research Network’s (EGEN) Prize 2022.
Dr. Lee received her doctorate in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2022. She holds BA in political science and international relations from Korea University, Seoul.