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Christina Lee

Department/Program(s):
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Research Scholar
Title: Research Scholar, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
Area(s):
  • Medieval and Early Modern Spain
Office: 033 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-6231
Office Hours: wass.princeton.edu
Christina Lee



Christina H. 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 in 2007 to the university to join the research and teaching faculty.  She also teaches interdisciplinary courses for the Council for the Humanities and for the Freshman Seminar program.  

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 (Ashgate, 2012), and the Spanish edition of Lope de Vega’s Los mártires de Japón (Juan de la Cuesta, 2006). She has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and in collections of essays. Her current project examines Hispanic-Asian forms of religious devotions in the Spanish Philippines during the early colonial period.