Associate Professor in Art History and Gender and Women's Studies
Lisa Yun Lee (BA, Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D, Duke University) is a cultural activist and the Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, an Associate Professor in Art History and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and teaching faculty with the Prison Neighborhood Art + Education Project. She has published books and articles about aesthetics and politics, public art, public housing, and the potential of museums as radical sites of resistance, and for participatory democracy. Lisa served as a Co-Chair of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Arts & Culture Transition Team, and was recently appointed to the Mayor's Committee for the evaluation of Monuments, Memorials and Historical Reckoning. She is a member of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. and a board member of the Field Foundation, 3Arts, the Illinois State Museum, and serves on the Executive Committee of the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.