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Christina Lee

  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Associate Research Scholar
Title: Associate Research Scholar, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
  • Medieval and Early Modern Spain
Field: Spanish literature, history, language, and culture
Office: 360 East Pyne & 206 Carl Fields Center
Phone: 609-258-6231
Office Hours: By appointment


Christina H. Lee (Princeton University Ph.D.; UC Berkeley B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) is Associate Research Scholar in Spanish and Portuguese. Her research focuses on the literatures and cultures of the Early Modern period in the Hispanic world. She regularly teaches courses in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Council for the Humanities, and the Freshman Seminar Program. She is also a faculty adviser at Forbes College. Her book, Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age (1522-1657) , brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines (Cultural/Literary Studies, Art History, History, and Translation Studies) to examine Western European representations of a Sino-centered Far East before the British and the Dutch dominated in the region. Her book in-progress, The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain (under contract) argues that while conspicuous “difference” was perturbing and unsettling in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in some ways it was not perceived as being as threatening to Spanish identity as the other’s cultural sameness or near-sameness. Her other publications include: an edition of Lope de Vega's Mártires de Japón, chapters in scholarly anthologies, and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has additionally served as a peer-reviewer for various university presses.