Sangjoon LEE PhD


I am an assistant professor of Asian cinema at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. I hold a Ph.D. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Cinema Studies in 2011 and an MA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. 


I am a historian of Asian cinema whose interests span the Cultural Cold War, International Film Festivals in Asia, South Korean cinema and popular culture, and the Asian film industries. Prior to joining NTU, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Film and Theatre at Dankook University, South Korea. I was also a visiting assistant professor at the Australian National University in 2018.


At NTU, I teach classes on international film festivals, South Korean cinema, Chinese-language cinemas, film industries in Asia, and Hollywood.


Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (2011)

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University


M.A. in Cinema and Media Studies (2005)

University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)


Assistant Professor

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Nanyang Technological University