Christina H. Lee was born in South Korea and raised in Argentina. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley and earned a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University in 1999. In 2007, she returned to the university to join the research and teaching faculty as a tenure-track Associate Research Scholar. She teaches in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Council for the Humanities, and the Freshman Seminar program. Her specific area of research is early modern literatures and cultures in Spanish. She has published numerous articles in field journals and two books, an edition of Lope de Vega's Martyrs of Japan
and an essay collection, Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age
. She has just completed the manuscript of a monograph entitled The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain
, which studies the change in the social dynamics effected from the rise in social mobility of commoners, converted Jews, and converted Muslims in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.