Kyoo Lee is a Professor of Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Women’s Studies at John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad (2013) and Writing Entanglish: Come in Englysshing with Gertrude Stein, Zhuangzi … (2015, chapbook). She is also the coeditor of journal issues on “Safe” (WSQ 2011), “Xenophobia & Racism” (Critical Philosophy of Race 2014) and “Derrida in China Today” (Derrida Today 2018).
A public-facing scholar-writer nomadically schooled in European philosophy and literary theory, she works widely in the interwoven fields of the arts and humanities. Some of her recent academic recognitions include faculty fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), and The CUNY Graduate Center, along with John Jay Faculty Research Excellence Award. Her philopoetic writings have appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Asian American Literary Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Dis, and The Volta among others. A member of PEN America Translation Committee and Poetry Translation Center (London, UK), she serves as the coeditor of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism and is on the editorial boards of Derrida Today, Open Humanities Press, Simone de Beauvoir Studies, and Women's Studies Quarterly.