Jee-Yeon Song received her M.A. degrees in history at the Academy of Korean Studies and in Asian Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Her current research involves gender and women’s history of East Asia focusing on nineteenth-century Korea. She explores collective marriage refusal of Catholic female virgins of the nineteenth-century Korea. Her research focuses on how the Confucian and Catholic patriarchies contested over Korean woman’s body through their different marriage systems, respectively, and how Korean Catholic women maneuvered this contest to establish their own identities as Catholic virgins under the Confucian society and exert their agency.