James Kyung-Jin Lee

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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
Phone: (949) 824-4421
Fax: (949) 824-7006
Email: jkl@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
3331 Humanities Gateway
Department of Asian American Studies
University of California, Irvine
Mail Code: 6900
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Disability Studies, Health/Medical Humanities, Illness, Memoir, Mental Illness
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 is Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority (Temple University Press): https://tupress.temple.edu/book/20000000010514
Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2022.
Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
“Richard Eun-kook Kim.” Asian American Literature in Transition. Volume 2: 1930-1965. Eds. Victor Bascara and Josephine Park. New York: Cambridge UP, 2021. 332-351.
“Illness, Disability, and Wounded Embodiment in Asian American Literature and Culture.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture. Eds. Josephine Lee et al. New York: Oxford UP, 2020. 922-938.
“An Adopter and the Ends of Adoption.” Adoption and Culture. Special issue on the “Ends of Adoption,” ed. Kimberly McKee. 6.2 (2018): 282-291.
“Multiculturalism.” Keywords for Asian American Studies. Eds. Cathy Schlund-Vials, K. Scott Wong, and Linda Trinh Vo. New York: New York UP, 2015. 169-73.
“Pathography/Illness Narratives.” The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature. Ed. Rachel C. Lee. New York: Routledge, 2014. 451-60.
“Illness, Disability, and the Beautiful Life.” Amerasia 39.1 (2013): ix-xvii.
Invited co-guest editor, with Jennifer Ho, a special issue titled “The State of Illness and Disability in Asian America,” Amerasia 39.1 (2013).
Co-guest editor, special issue on Russell Leong, Amerasia Journal 17.1 (2011).
"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.
Mellon Sawyer Seminar: "Suffer Well" (2019-2021): $225,000
Professional Societies
Association for Asian American Studies
American Studies Association of Korea
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