Eunah Lee, Ph.D.

Eunah Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Philosophy BK LI


Long Island

  • O'Connor Hall, Room E211


Eunah Lee was educated at Seoul National University (South Korea) and completed a B.A. in Aesthetics and M.A. in Philosophy. She further earned M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Stony Brook University (New York). 


Before joining St. Joseph’s University, New York in 2017, she taught at Marquette University (Wisconsin), Stony Brook University, and Suffolk Community College. She was also a visiting research fellow at Seoul National University and Marburg University (Germany). She is currently serving the Committee of Diversity and Inclusion at St. Joseph’s University.


Eunah Lee has taught a wide range of courses at introductory and advanced levels in philosophy, including introduction to philosophy, ancient and modern philosophy, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and women. In addition to discipline staples, she taught East Asian popular culture and Korean cinema as an affiliated faculty at Stony Brook University.    

Public Engagement

Eunah Lee is a member of the American Philosophical Association(APA) and Association of Asian Studies(AAS). She organized and participated in numerous academic symposiums, panels and workshops on themes such as Gender-based Violence in War and Armed Conflicts; Representation of Historical Trauma and Public Memorialization; Critical pedagogy in an Era of Hate Speech. She also convened documentary film screenings and symposiums on “Comfort Women” history in Milwaukee (2015) and in NYC (2019). 

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Dr. Lee’s research interests center on political philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics. Currently, she is in the process of designing a monograph, tentatively titled “Contested Memory: Sexual Slavery, Redress movement, and its Legacy.” the book project will explore philosophical themes which arise in the transnational redress movement regarding sexual slavery in WWII, such as the notions of agency, the ethics of memory, and the ethics of representation.

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