Karen H. Lee
Welcome! My name is Karen Hanhee Lee.
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at DePaul University. In 2023, I earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
My research and teaching interests sit at the intersections of culture, politics, race/ethnicity, and social inequality.
I am primarily interested in how cultural beliefs about human differences can shape political and social outcomes. My main projects have applied relational survey methods to investigate belief systems related to race and the criminal legal system, their change over time, and their influence on political behavior and attitudes. I also study the measurement of race and ethnicity and its impact on estimates of social inequality.
You can see my CV here.