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English Language & Literatures
Faculty of Arts
Research Interests: English and Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies; Asian Canadian studies and literary production
Chris Lee is Associate Professor of English, Director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program (ACAM), and Associate Principal of St. John’s College. He is the author of The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature(2012), which received the literary criticism book award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and a co-editor (with Maia Joseph, Christine Kim, and Larissa Lai) of Tracing the Lines: Reflections on Cultural Politics in Honour of Roy Miki (2013). He is currently Associate Editor of _American Quarterly_ and recently edited a special issue of Asian Diasporic Visual Culture and the Americas on “Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Culture” (with Glenn Deer and Marissa Largo). His research focuses on diaspora Chinese literary thought during the Cold War and the cultural politics of Chinese Canadian historical narratives. He received a Killam Research Prize in 2015.