Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Comparative politics
    • Asian politics
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • Ph.D, UCLA


Dr. YuJung Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Lee's research interests are in comparative development, women and politics, and Asian politics. Her current work centers on the governance of basic services, with a special focus on sanitation and health in India. Prior to coming to CSU, she taught at Texas A&M University and Case Western Reserve University. She received her PhD in political science from UCLA in 2015. She holds a Master's degree in International Studies from Yonsei University (Korea) and B.A. in international studies from Ewha Womans Univeresity (Korea).


“Gender, Electoral Competition, and Sanitation in India," Comparative Politics, 50(4), July 2018.

“Informing Women and Improving Sanitation: Evidence from Rural India," Journal of Rural Studies, 55, October 2017: 203-215.


  • POLS 241: Comparative Government and Politics

  • POLS 445: Comparative Asian Politics

    This course uses intra-regional comparisons of select Asian countries to explore key concepts of comparative politics.

  • INST 492: Capstone Seminar

    This course takes an interdisciplinary framework to understand the problem of global poverty.