“Professor Ling used her intellectual analysis to pry open all of our minds to a gendered understanding of international politics that recognizes our own North American/Eurocentrism, while also spelling out an alternative.”
The passing of LHM (Lily) Ling, professor of International Affairs at the New School, has been a great loss for the International Relations community.
Professor Ling recovered from a brain aneurysm she experienced last February, but suffered a recurrence and passed on October 1. Dr. Ling was a productive and widely-read scholar in the field of international studies. She was most well-known for being a leader of post-colonial international relations, which analyzed world politics from the perspective of the colonized. Dr. Ling authored or co-authored several books, including The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations (2014), and published many articles in top IR journal.
At the time of her passing, Dr. Ling served on the faculty of the New School in New York City. Prior to this, she taught at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hauge, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2017, she was honored as an “eminent scholar” by the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Dr. Ling was also a gifted teacher and mentor, and she will be missed.
Other tributes to Professor Ling:
- Passing Away of Lily Ling, International Institute of Social Studies
“She will be remembered as an eminent and sharp scholar, a very inspiring teacher and a warm and pleasant person.”
- Lily Ling: A Life of Courage and Compassion
“In a world which lacks both empathy and compassion, we have lost a very valuable member of our scholarly community who enriched us with her calls for epistemic compassion, and by being herself: a person of great courage, integrity and empathy.”