Prof Jenny J. Lee

Professor of Center for the Study of Higher Education
University of Arizona

Jenny J. Lee is a professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Professor Lee’s research examines ways that policies, geopolitics, and social forces shape inequities in higher education, in the US and abroad. Her comparative research on international student mobility and experiences in the U.S., Mexico, South Korea, and South Africa over the past decade have especially been cited widely. Professor Lee has authored and co-authored over 120 publications, which regularly appear in the top journals of higher education.

In addition to over 4,000 scholarly citations, Nature, Science, the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and many other national and international news outlets have quoted Professor Lee and featured her research. She holds numerous editorial board positions, including co-editor of the Studies of Global Higher Education book series. She has held numerous scholar appointments at Korea and South Africa.

Her latest research focuses on the geopolitics of global science, which will be featured in her forthcoming edited book, “U.S. Power in International Higher Education,” to be published by Rutgers University Press early 2021.