Myunghee Lee, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Missouri-Columbia

Country: United States (Missouri)

About Me:

I am a Ph.D candidate in the political science department at University of Missouri-Columbia. I also received my M.A. in international relations at Shandong University, China. 

Research Interests

Comparative Democratization

Human Rights

Political Participation


Asian Politics

Religion & Politics

Countries of Interest


North Korea

My Research:

My research focuses on contentious politics and protest movements in both authoritarian and democratic countries. I am also interested in authoritarian regimes, democratization, democracy promotion, human rights, NGOs, and religious organizations. I am working on several papers on these topics. My dissertation, in particular, examines protest movements in Asian democracies; what explains the high levels and low levels of mobilizations in Asian democratic countries.