Anru Lee

City University of New York


Anru Lee is a faculty member at the Anthropology Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York.  Her research focuses on the Asian Pacific region and issues of capitalism, modernity, gender and sexuality, and urban anthropology.  She is the author of In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity: Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan’s Economic Restructuring (SUNY Press 2004) and is co-editor of Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society (ME Sharpe 2004).  Her current project investigates urban public transit systems as related to issues of technology, governance, and citizenship.  Her most recent fieldwork looks at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) systems in Taipei and Kaohsiung, the two largest cities in Taiwan, in the context of the country’s struggle for cultural and national identity.