Leksa Lee

Leksa Lee
Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow in Global China Studies

Leksa Lee is Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow in Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai.  She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Lee’s research explores how new museums and other representations of culture are taking shape at the intersection of Chinese local politics, small business concerns, and contemporary digital design practice. Her dissertation is titled Modeling China: Business, Politics, and Material in China’s Museum Industry.

Research Interests

  • Business in Postsocialism
  • Local Politics in China
  • Visual Material
  • Museums and History
  • China and Investment-based Visa Programs


  • PhD, Anthropology
    University of California, Irvine
  • MA, Anthropology
    University of California, Irvine