James Kyung-Jin Lee

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Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities

Affiliated Faculty, English
School of Humanities


Master of Divinity, Claremont School of Theology, 2012
Ph.D., UCLA, 2000, English
M.A., UCLA, 1997, English
M.A., UCLA, 1995, Asian American Studies
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1992, English

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Email: jkl@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3331 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 6900
Irvine, CA 92697
University of California, Santa Barbara, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies (affiliation with the Department of English), 2006-9

University of California, Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, 2004-6

The University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies, 2002-4

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2
Research Abstract
Jim Lee's most recent book project, Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority, is forthcoming from Temple University Press in Fall 2021.
Co-guest editor, special issue on Russell Leong, Amerasia Journal 17.1 (2011).
Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

"The Transitivity of Race and the Challenge of the Imagination." PMLA 123.5 (2008): 1550-6.

"Warfare, Asian American Literature, and Commitment." Amerasia 32.3 (2006): 79-87.
Professional Societies
American Studies Association
Association for Asian American Studies
Asian Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative
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