Lila Lee-Morrison

PhD, Art History and Visual Culture Studies

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Lila Lee-Morrison graduated a Ph.D. in the Division of Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University with the published dissertation titled, Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition: On Machinic Ways of Seeing the Face, (Transcript Verlag, 2019) Her research interests lie at the intersectioin between machine vision technologies and visual culture including analysis on forms of algorithmic perception and technological appropriations by contemporary artists. She has previously written about the visual politics of drone warfare and on media representations of the migrant crisis. She has been published by Brill Publications and Liverpool University Press and forthcoming by MIT Press. She completed her Bachelors in Political Science (with a Minor in Media Studies) at Hunter College, New York.

Education/Academic qualification

Art History and Visual Culture Studies, PhD, Lund University

14. Aug 201522. Nov 2019

Award Date: 22. Nov 2019

Research areas

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Network Algorithms
  • Contemporary Art
  • Cultural Forms of Expression
  • Media Theory and Criticism
  • Politics of Culture
  • Digital Aesthetics
  • Visual Analysis
  • Perception

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Research Output


Lee-Morrison, L., 2020, Uncertain Archives: Critical Terms in Big Data . Thylstrup, N., Agostinho, D., Ring, A., D'lgnazio, C. & Veel, K. (eds.). MIT Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition: On Machinic Ways of Seeing the Face

    Lee-Morrison, L., 24. Oct 2019, Image Series ed. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 186 p. (Image Series, Vol. 162).

    Research output: Monograph/anthology/thesis/reportMonographResearchpeer-review

  • A portrait of facial recognition: Tracing a history of a statistical way of seeing

    Lee-Morrison, L., Oct 2018, In : Philosophy of Photography. 9, 2, p. 107-130

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Future Portraits: Histories of preemption in facial recognition

    Lee-Morrison, L., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearch

  • Activities

    The Senses and Society (Journal)

    Lila Lee-Morrison (Peer reviewer)

    22. May 202030. May 2020

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    Polity Press (Publisher)

    Lila Lee-Morrison (Peer reviewer)

    1. May 202030. May 2020

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    New York University

    Lila Lee-Morrison (Visiting researcher)

    24. Apr 2020

    Activity: Visiting another research institution

    The Image and the machine

    Lila Lee-Morrison (Guest lecturer)

    7. Apr 2016

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


    Lila Lee-Morrison (Guest lecturer)

    15. Oct 201517. Oct 2015

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


    Teaching & Supervision

    KOVM12, Visual Culture: Master's Thesis

    Lila Lee-Morrison


    Course: Supervision