Faculty Profile

Helene Lee

Assistant Professor of Sociology (2008)

Contact Information

on sabbatical 2014-15

leehe@dickinson.edu

Bio

Helene Lee’s areas of interest are in immigration/migration, racial/ethnic identities, globalization and transnationalism. Her research focuses on return migration projects back to the ancestral homeland, motivated by the search for “home” and a sense of belonging by members of the diaspora, particularly within the Korean context. She is currently at work on a book manuscript, which explores how the economic, political and social lives of Korean Americans and Korean Chinese migrants are shaped by ideas of ethnic authenticity and hybridity in Seoul, South Korea.

Education

  • B.A., Cornell University, 1997
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2009