Esther Kim Lee
Professor of Theater Studies
Lee, EK. The Theatre of David Henry Hwang.: Bloomsbury Publishing, December 17, 2015.
Lee, EK. Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas.: Duke University Press, August 21, 2012.
Lee, EK. A History of Asian American Theatre.: Cambridge University Press, October 12, 2006.
Lee, EK. "Korean Diaspora and the Moebius Strip: Sung Rno's Yi Sang Counts to Thirteen and Transnational Avant-Garde Theater." Transnational Performance, Identity and Mobility in Asia.: Springer. April 27, 2018. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "All the Stage’s a World: The Organization of International, Multicultural, and Global Theatre Companies in the U.S." Theater and Cultural Politics in a New World. October 15, 2016. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "Contemporary Asian American Drama." The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature.: Cambridge University Press. December 1, 2015. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "Designed Bodies: A Historiographical Study of Costume Design and Asian American Theater." The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater.: Oxford University Press, USA. 2015.
Lee, EK. "Asian American Women Playwrights and the Dilemma of the Identity Play: Staging Heterotopic Subjectivities." Contemporary Women Playwrights Into the 21st Century.: Macmillan International Higher Education. January 23, 2014. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "Patient Zero: Jean Yoon and Korean Canadian Theatre." Asian Canadian Theatre.: Theatre Communications Group. 2011. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "Avant-Garde Becomes Nationalism: Immortalizing Nam June Paik in South Korea." Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange Vectors of the Radical.: Springer. November 30, 2010. (Chapter)
Lee, EK. "Strangers Onstage: Asia, America, Theatre, and Performance." Journal of American Drama and Theatre 28.1 (2016). (Essay) Open Access Copy
Lee, EK. "Transnational Legitimization of an Actor: The Life and Career of Soon-Tek Oh." Modern Drama 48.2 (2005): 371-408.
Lee, EK. "Between the Personal and the Universal: Asian American Solo Performance from the 1970s to the 1990s." Journal of Asian American Studies 6.3 (October 1, 2003): 289-312.
The Archetypal Eurasian and Yellowface Makeup: The Material History of Imagined Asianness and Whiteness . Performance, Race, Objects, and Time/Temporality. James Gallery/Center for the Humanities. April 2017
Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants
Graduate School Research and Scholarship Award awarded by University of Maryland (2014)
Research Award awarded by Research Board, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Fellowship Award awarded by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
Co-Sponsorship Award awarded by American Society for Theatre Research (2009)
Amy Ling Memorial Research Grant awarded by Asian American Studies Program. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006)
College of Fine and Applied Arts Special Grant awarded by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)
Arnold O. Beckman Research Award awarded by Research Board, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2001)
The Five College Pre-Doctoral Minority Fellowship awarded by Five College Consortium in Amherst, Massachusetts (1999)