Dongju Lee is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Business School.
Her research focus is on social changes and inequalities, with particular interests in gender and immigration. Dongju has examined the emergence, development, and diffusion of various social policies, especially focusing on the role of institutional agencies performed by non-government organisations and social movement actors in various forms. She is also keenly interested in analysing and evaluating policy impacts, including unintended consequences.
Dongju has strong expertise in research design and quantitative methods including survey methods, quasi-experiment design, longitudinal analysis, social network analysis, and big data analysis.
At CSI, Dongju is the lead data analyst for developing measurements and mapping of social progress in communities across Australia. Also, she conducts research project surveying and constructing of longitudinal datasets of for-purpose organisations in Australia.
She received a PhD and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Harvard University, and was a visiting scholar at Duke University’s Network Analysis Centre (DNAC) for three years. Since coming to Australia, she has taught and researched across five Australian universities.