Margaret Rhee

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Margaret Rhee
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Occupation Poet
Academic background
Education University of Southern California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Academic work
Discipline Poet
Sub-discipline New media
Main interests Participatory action research

Margaret Rhee is a feminist experimental poet, new media artist, and scholar. Her research focuses on technology, and intersections with feminist, queer, and ethnic studies. She has a special interest on digital participatory action research and pedagogy.


Her chapbook Yellow was published in 2011 by Tinfish Press/University of Hawaii.[1][2][3] In 2016, she published Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love with Finishing Line Press.[4] In 2017, her poetry collection Love, Robot was published by The Operating System.[5]

She currently serves as managing editor of Mixed Blood, a literary journal on race and experimental poetry published out of the University of California, Berkeley.[6] She co-edited the collections Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press)[7] and online anthology Glitter Tongue: queer and trans love poems.[8] Her poetry has been published at the Berkeley Poetry Review, Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry, and Mission At Tenth.

Research and Teaching[edit]

Her scholarship has been published at Amerasia Journal, Information Society, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy. As a digital activist and new media artist she is co-lead and conceptualist of From the Center a feminist HIV/AIDS digital storytelling education project implemented in the San Francisco Jail.[9][10] For this project, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Award in Public Service from UC Berkeley and the Yamashita Prize Honorable Mention for young activists by the Center for Social Change.[11] She currently serves on the board of directors for social justice organizations, DataCenter [12] and the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.[13]

She was the Institute of American Cultures Visiting Researcher in Asian American Studies at UCLA for 2014 - 2015. From 2004 - 2006, she worked as an editor for publications YOLK Magazine,, and Backstage.[14]

Currently, she a visiting scholar at the NYU A/P/A Center and Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study.[15]


Rhee holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in Ethnic Studies with a designated emphasis in New Media Studies.[16] She received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern California.