Leksa Lee

Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow

Email: leksa.lee@nyu.edu



Leksa Lee is Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellow in Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai.   She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Lee’s research explores how new museums and other representations of culture are taking shape at the intersection of Chinese local politics, small business concerns, and contemporary digital design practice. Her dissertation is titled Modeling China: Business, Politics, and Material in China’s Museum Industry.


Research interests

  • Business in postsocialism

  • Local politics in China

  • Visual material

  • Museums and history

  • China and investment-based visa programs



PhD, Anthropology

University of California, Irvine, 2016


MA, Anthropology

University of California, Irvine, 2012


BA, Chinese Language and Literature and Cultural Anthropology

Duke University, 2006