Karen Lee

Graduate Summer Fellows (2017)
Karen Lee

Karen H. Lee is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, inequality, and political sociology. Her current research focuses on the impact of race on public perceptions of collective action. She's also involved in a collective ethnographic project on political thought in rural Texas. Before coming to Austin, she worked for educational nonprofits in Perú and Colombia. Most recently, she worked as the Regional Coordinator of Bogotá and surrounding areas for Corporación Voluntarios Colombia, a nonprofit which runs a Colombian government-funded English program for the national technical institution SENA. While in Colombia, she also supported the activities of the Observatorio de Discriminación Racial, a branch of Dejusticia, a Colombian human rights organization and think tank based in Bogotá.