Christina Lee

Research Scholar
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344 East Pyne

By appointment 


Christina Lee is a tenured research scholar in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She was born in South Korea and raised in Argentina. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Latin American literature (1995) and earned a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton (1999). She returned to Princeton as Associate Research Scholar in 2007 in the History Department, after working as Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. She joined the Spanish and Portuguese department in 2009 and was promoted to Research Scholar with Continuing Appointment in 2015.

Her publications include: The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain (Manchester University Press, 2015), the collection of essays Western Visions of Far East in a Transpacific Age (Routledge [Ashgate], 2012), Reading and Writing Subjects in Medieval and Golden Age Spain: Essays in Honor of Ronald E. Surtz (with José Luis Gastañaga, Juan de la Cuesta, 2016), and the Spanish edition of Lope de Vega’s Los mártires de Japón (Juan de la Cuesta, 2006). She is also the co-editor of the global history book series Connected Histories in Early Modern Europe (with Julia Schleck).

Christina Lee’s current book project examines the sacred world of the Spanish Philippines during the early colonial period.

She teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in her department and, occasionally, for the Council of the Humanities and the Freshman Seminar Program.

Courses for Fall 2016:
-SPA 325: Masterworks of the Spanish Renaissance
-POR/SPA 370: Junior Seminar, Researching in Iberian and Latin American Worlds (with Pedro Meira)
Courses for Spring 2017:
-SPA 538: The Arts of Resistance in Early Modern Spain
-SPA 216: Sacred and Profane in the Spanish Speaking World