Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies, Columbia University
Ana Paulina Lee is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection of cultural studies and political philosophy, race relations and 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 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, a Pós-Graduação Lato Sensu em Cultura e Arte Barroca from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, and a BA in English 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 and Sport of Spain. In Summer 2017, she will be the Tsunoda Visiting Scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Her articles have been published, or are forthcoming, in The Drama Review, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures, The Global Studies Journal, e-misférica, Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World.