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 sits on the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature and the advisory board of the Journal of Transnational American Studies. He is a former associate editor of American Quarterly and book review editor of Amerasia Journal. Jim also served as Associate Director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin from 2003-4.

He holds affiliation with the Department of English.

Jim is currently at work on the ethical and political dimensions of race and illness.

Jim is also a priest in the Episcopal Church.
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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