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Ana Paulina Lee

Ana Paulina Lee
Assistant Professor Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures / Affiliate Faculty Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality/ Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race/ Center for the Study of Social Difference


Ana Paulina Lee is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies. Her research interests intersect across the fields of Latin American, Asian, and Asian American literary and cultural studies.

Prior to joining the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Lee was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California, and holds an M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from New York University in Madrid, Spain, a Pós-Graduação Lato Sensu em Cultura e Arte Barroca from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Global Studies from SUNY Binghamton.

Professor Lee has been a Fulbright Researcher in Lisbon, Portugal, and the recipient of the Fundação Luso-Americana Fellowship and Cultural Ambassador Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Sport. Most recently, she was named the Provost's Tsunoda Visiting Scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

She is the author of Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation and Memory (Stanford University Press, 2018). She has published articles, essays, and translations in TDR/The Drama Review, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures, The Blackwell Companion to Luis Buñuel, The Global Studies Journal, e-misférica, and Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World.