Kyoo Lee

Kyoo Lee aka Q is a philosopher, writer, critic and a professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies at the City University of New York, who works widely in the interwoven fields of the Arts and Humanities. The author of Reading Descartes Otherwise (FUP) and a forthcoming book on visual philopoetics (MIT Press), she is a recipient of faculty fellowships from Cambridge University, KIAS, and the Mellon Foundation among others, and her genre-bending writings that explore cogenerative links between critical theory and creative prose have appeared in Asian American Literary ReviewThe Brooklyn RailFlash ArtJacket2PN ReviewRandian, The Volta, and the White Review, as well as numerous academic journals and books. Actively engaged in various curatorial and public intellectual projects, recently she served as the editorial manager for the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022, a judge for the Poetry Translation Prizes at the Poetry Translation Center (London) and PEN America (NYC), and the faculty leader for the Mellon Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center, “mp3: merging poetry, philosophy, performativity.” Currently, she is the coeditor of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of transContinental Feminism, and in 2022, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) established the Kyoo “Q” Lee Prize for Best Paper on LGBTQ Issues in Philosophy.