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Yu-Lee, Jiwoon

Jiwoon Lee holds a B.A. in English from Kongju National University and is currently Jiwoon is currently undertaking dissertation field research on feminized janitorial labor in Seoul, South Korea. Her research juxtaposes 1970’s female factory workers’ struggle in the export industry with the contemporary struggle of female janitorial workers under the neoliberal labor regime, attempting to explain the changing gendered and racial division of labor, particularly looking at the rhetoric of labor struggles and legal reforms. Areas of her study include Marxist theories, transnational feminisms, studies on intimacy and modernity, and critiques of neoliberalism.