Conversation with Grace Lee about feminist politics in Korea and the Korean diaspora
Grace Lee is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of A-Doc, a national network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field. Lee’s films include BARRIER DEVICE (2002) starring Sandra Oh, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT (2005) which was called “a funny but complex meditation on identity and cultural expectation,” by Variety, the Peabody Award-winning documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS (2013), and JANEANE FROM DES MOINES (2012) set during the 2012 presidential campaign. She is a producer/director on the PBS series, ASIAN AMERICANS (2020) as well as AND SHE COULD BE NEXT (2020), two-part series about women of color transforming politics and civic engagement.
Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA, where she teaches classes on gender and sexuality, Korean studies, (im)mobilities, and comics. Her research and publications concern conservative religious formations, queer activism, and protest cultures. Judy grew up in Seoul and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berkeley/Oakland, Vancouver, and Toronto.