Rachel C. Lee

Rachel C. Lee

Rachel C. Lee

Professor

Affiliation:

Gender Studies
English

Office: 234 Kaplan Hall

Email: rlee@humnet.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-825-7515

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Biography

Rachel C. Lee, Professor of English and Gender Studies at UCLA, specializes in Asian American literature, performance culture, and studies of gender and sexuality.  She is the author of The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies (NYU, 2014), The Americas of Asian American Literature: Gendered Fictions of Nation and Transnation (Princeton University Press, 1999), editor of The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature (Taylor Francis, 2014), and co-editor of the volume Asian America.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace (Routledge University Press, 2003).  Lee has held a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, and a UC Humanities Research Institute.  Lee is currently Director, Center for the Study of Women, Universityof California, Los Angeles and heading a multi-year research project, “Life (Un)Ltd,” addressing the question of what impact recent developments in the biosciences, biotechnology, and in clinical practice have had on feminist studies, especially those theorizing the circulation of population data and biomaterials in relation to race and (neo)colonialism.

Education

B.A., 1988, Cornell University
Ph.D., 1995, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Asian American Literature
Performance Culture
Gender & Sexuality Studies