Lisa Yun Lee (BA, Bryn Mawr College, PhD Duke University), is a cultural activist and the Director of the UIC School of Art and Art History, an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, and Visiting Curator at the the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Lisa is also the co-founder of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. She has published a book about Theodor Adorno, and articles about feminism, museums and diversity and sustainability, and strategies for creating democratic public spaces. 

Lisa serves on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, the National Public Housing Museum, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Young Chicago Authors, the Ms. Magazine Advisory Council, and the Executive Council of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC.