Myunghee Lee is an assistant professor in the field of IR at James Madison College at Michigan State University. Her research interests include security and conflict, authoritarian politics, democratization, protest, and foreign policy. Her regional focus is East Asia, particularly the Korean Peninsula and China. Her work appears in many prominent journals such as International Security, Journal of East Asian Studies, Politics and Gender, and International Studies Review. Before joining James Madison College, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Her research has been supported by the Korea Foundation and the Academy of Korean Studies.