portrait of Kyoo Lee

Kyoo Lee

Kyoo Lee, Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York (CUNY), is the author of Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad (2012) and the co-editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly Issue on “Safe” (2011) and Critical Philosophy of Race Issue on “Xenophobia & Racism” (2014). Trained nomadically in European philosophy and literary theory, she works widely in the interwoven fields of the Arts & the Humanities, while traveling across disciplinary & spatiotemporal boundaries. Some of her recent academic recognitions include resident 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. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor of Hypatia and Derrida Today, and is on the editorial board of Open Humanities Press. Also, she regularly teaches at Summer Writing Program, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, pondering on philopoetics with poets, another full-time pre-occupation of hers.

Poems translated by Kyoo Lee