Sun Yong Lee

PhD Student | History & Ecumenics (World Christianity and History of Religions)

Sun Yong Lee
History & Ecumenics


Sun Yong Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Ecumenics, studying World Christianity and history of religions. She earned a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, a Th.M. in church history from Ewha Graduate School of Theology, and a BA in Ewha Womans University. Her research interests center on the history of Christianity in East Asia. She is especially interested in women’s experiences in their mission encounters and their participation in the formation of indigenous Christianity. Her research expands to the history of Protestant mission in India and Latin America, social theory of religion, conversion theory, and the role of the church in social changes.

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“Protestant ‘Indian Mission’ Work in Guatemala from a Woman Missionary’s Perspective: Dora Burgess (1887-1962)”, Studies in World Christianity, Vol. 26, No.1 (Forthcoming)

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Chaplain at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Khristi Adams, Class of 2008

“At Princeton, we had precept groups—we’d engage text and debate. That gave me confidence to have those conversations anywhere.”