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Ana Paulina Lee

Ana Paulina Lee
Assistant Professor Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures / Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Institute of Comparative Literature and Society; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race


Ana Paulina Lee's research interests focus on urbanism, migration, race, gender, literary and cultural studies in 19th and 20th century Brazil.

During the academic year 2018-19, Lee will be on leave as a Visiting Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Lee received a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California, and holds an MA in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from New York University in Madrid, Spain, and a Pós-Graduação Lato Sensu em Cultura e Arte Barroca from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. In 2014-15, Lee received a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research in New Orleans, Louisiana with the sponsorship of the Spanish and Portuguese Department and Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Lee's research has received the support of numerous grants, including the Mellon, Fulbright, and the Fundação Luso-Americana.

Lee is the author of Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation and Memory (Stanford University Press, 2018). She has published articles, essays, and translations in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 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.

With Professor Anupama Rao, Lee co-directs the working group, Geographies of Injustice, which examines issues surrounding housing justice in a comparative and global context with a focus on Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, and Harlem.