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Ana Paulina Lee

Ana Paulina Lee
Assistant Professor Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures / 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 and Latin American Studies. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of literary and cultural studies, political theory, race and representation, hemispheric American histories of slavery and immigration, Asian and African diasporic cultures in the Americas, performance, and memory 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 Ministry of Education of Spain. In summer 2017, she will be the Tsunoda Visiting Scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

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.