Jessica J. Lee is a Canadian-Chinese-British author and researcher. Her first book, Turning: A Swimming Memoir(published in German as Mein Jahr im Wasser), was published in 2017. She completed a doctorate in environmental history and aesthetics in 2016, focusing on the history of Hampstead Heath. During her doctorate, she was a visiting scholar at the Royal College of Art in London and a pre-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She lives and writes in Berlin.