Jerry Won Lee

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Associate Professor, English
School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies
School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities
Director, Academic English
School of Humanities

Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2014

Phone: +1 949 824 6712

University of California, Irvine
301 Humanities Instructional Building (Office)
435 Humanities Instructional Building (Mailing)
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Abstract
I am Associate Professor in the departments of English, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. I am also core faculty in the PhD program in Culture & Theory, core faculty in the Global Cultures undergraduate major, and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Critical Korean Studies. Finally, I currently serve as Director of the Program in Academic English.

As an interdisciplinary scholar, the overarching goal of my research has been the examination of the cultural politics of globalization, with a particular focus on questions of “language” and “nation,” oftentimes seeking to understand their interrelationships. In terms of “language,” I focus on the politics of multilingualism and “global” Englishes from both theoretical-sociolinguistic and pedagogical angles. In terms of “nation,” I have focused on the official and vernacular functions and forms of ethnic identity in the context of and in spaces beyond the rubric of the nation-state. I have published on these topics in a range of journals. I have also published a monograph, The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes, and a co-edited volume, Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts.
1. Lee, Jerry Won. 2017. The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes. New York: Routledge.

1. Dovchin, Sender & Jerry Won Lee (eds.). Forthcoming. “The Ordinariness of Translinguistics.” Special issue of International Journal of Multilingualism (Routledge).

2. Lee, Jerry Won & Sender Dovchin (eds.). Forthcoming. Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness. London: Routledge. (Under advance contract)
1. Jenks, Christopher J. & Jerry Won Lee (eds.). 2017. Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

13. Lee, Jerry Won. Forthcoming. From Ius Sanguinis to Ius Agendi: Insights from a Hongkonger Ethnolanguaging as Korean. Journal of Multicultural Discourses.
12. Lee, Jerry Won & Jackie Jia Lou. Forthcoming. “The Ordinary Semiotic Landscape of an Unordinary Place: Spatiotemporal Disjunctures in Incheon’s Chinatown.” International Journal of Multilingualism (Routledge).
11. Lee, Jerry Won & Christopher J. Jenks. 2018. “Aestheticizing Language: Metapragmatic Distance and Unequal Englishes in Hong Kong.” Asian Englishes (Routledge).
10. Lee, Jerry Won. 2017. “Semioscapes, Unbanality, and the Re-invention of Nationness: Global Korea as Nation-Space.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias (University of Minnesota Press) 3, no. 1. 107-136.
9. Lee, Jerry Won & Christopher J. Jenks. 2016. “Doing Translingual Dispositions.” College Composition and Communication (NCTE) 68, no. 2. 317-344.
8. Jenks, Christopher J. & Jerry Won Lee. 2016. “Heteroglossic Ideologies in World Englishes: An Examination of the Hong Kong Context.” International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley) 26, no. 3. 384-402.
7. Lee, Jerry Won. 2016. “Beyond Translingual Writing.” College English (NCTE) 79, no. 2. 174-195.
6. Lee, Jerry Won. 2016. “The Politics of Intentionality in Englishes: Provincializing Capitalization.” Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (Routledge) 13, no. 1. 46-71.
5. Lee, Jerry Won. 2014. “Transnational Linguistic Landscapes and the Transgression of Metadiscursive Regimes of Language.” Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (Routledge) 11, no. 1. 50-74.
4. Lee, Jerry Won. 2014. “Legacies of Japanese Colonialism in the Rhetorical Constitution of South Korean National Identity.” National Identities (Routledge) 16, no. 1. 1-13.
3. Lee, Jerry Won. 2013. “Rudy and the Hallucination of ‘Culture’ in James Joyce’s ULYSSES.” The Explicator (Routledge) 71, no. 4. 292-297.
2. Lee, Jerry Won. 2012. “Commodifying Colonial Histories: Korea vs. Japan and the Re/Productions of Colonial Violence in the World Baseball Classic.” Journal of Sport & Social Issues (SAGE) 36, no. 3. 231-244.
1. Lee, Jerry Won. 2012. “Capital, Class, and Representations of Isabel/la in Keats’s ISABELLA.” The Explicator (Routledge) 70, no. 3. 183-186.

3. Lee, Jerry Won. 2018. “Translingualism as Resistance against What and for Whom?” Critical Inquiries in the Sociolinguistics of Globalization. Ed. Sender Dovchin & Tyler Barrett. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
2. Lee, Jerry Won & Christopher J. Jenks. 2017. “Mapping Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts.” Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts. Ed. Christopher J. Jenks & Jerry Won Lee. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 1-19.
1. Alvarez, Sara P., Suresh Canagarajah, Eunjeong Lee, Jerry Won Lee, & Shakil Rabbi. 2017. “Translingual Practice, Ethnic Identities, and Voice in Writing.” Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Ed. Bruce Horner & Laura Tetrault. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. 31-47.

1. Lee, Jerry Won. 2013. “Re/Framing Transnational Collective Memories: Dokdo/Takeshima, Korea/Japan.” Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove, NJ: Waveland Press. 142-147.

5. Lee, Jerry Won. Forthcoming. Rev. of Language Contact and the Future of English, by Ian MacKenzie. London/New York: Routledge, 2018. Journal of Sociolinguistics.
4. Lee, Jerry Won. 2018. Rev. of The Invention of Monolingualism, by David Gramling. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. Journal of Sociolinguistics.
3. Lee, Jerry Won. 2017. Rev. of Metrolingualism: Language in the City, by Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji. London: Routledge, 2015. Asian Englishes, 19, no. 2, 188-190.
2. Lee Jerry Won. 2014. Culturally Sustaining English Language Education? Rev. of English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education, by Andy Kirkpatrick and Roland Sussex, eds. New York: Springer, 2012. Critical Multilingualism Studies 2, no. 1.
1. Lee, Jerry Won. 2012. Rev. of Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World, by Catherine Prendergast. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2008. Community Literacy Journal 6, no. 2, 157-159.
Other Experience
Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine 2014—2018

Graduate Teaching Asssociate
The University of Arizona 2009—2014

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