Shelley Lee quoted in New York Times article
June 8, 2021
Professor of Comparative American Studies and History Shelley Lee was quoted in a New York Times story about anti-Asian racism in the United States.
Shelley Lee Named to Editorial Board
November 5, 2018
Shelley Lee Writes Op-ed on Immigration Reform
October 29, 2018
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, wrote an op-ed "Why Voting for Immigration Reform Is Critical for Korean Americans" for Truthout.
Shelley Lee Publishes
October 1, 2018
Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee published the following: “‘Where Others Have Failed': Korean Immigrants and the Reinvention of Entrepreneurship in 1970s and 1980s America” Journal of Asian American Studies 21, no. 3 (October 2018): 341-366; “From Unwatchable Life to Consumable Spectacle: On History and the Black-Korean Conflict,” Asian Diaspora Visual Cultures and the Americas 4 (2018): 280-296; “The Party’s Over: Sex, Gender, and Orientalism in the Koreagate Scandal of the 1970s,” Frontiers 39, no. 2 (2018).
Shelley Lee Co-edits
August 27, 2018
Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee co-edited A Companion to Korean American Studies, an interdisciplinary anthology of essays by more than 30 authors.
Shelley Lee Featured in Ms. Magazine
March 19, 2018
Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee was featured on the Ms. Magazine blog in “Moving Forward by Looking Back: Feminist Scholars in Solidarity with Seo-Young Chu.”
Shelley Lee Participates in Panel Discussion
February 27, 2018
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and director of comparative American studies, participated in a panel discussion on Monday, February 19 as a part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight Week 2018 for the Carolina Asia Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lee discussed Documented, a film that chronicles the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented American born in the Philippines.
Shelley Lee, Yveline Alexis, Meredith Gadsby, and Gina Perez Co-Author Op-Ed
January 3, 2018
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, Yveline Alexis, assistant professor of Africana studies, Meredith Gadsby, associate professor of Africana studies, and Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, co-authored the op-ed “Selective Compassion: The US Approach to Haitians Hasn’t Changed in Hundreds of Years” in Truthout.
Shelley Lee Gives Lecture
May 18, 2017
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, gave a lecture to the history department at University of Denver entitled: “Immigration and History in the Age of Trump.” The talk on May 17, 2017, reflected her work as a historian of immigration and role as a citizen in the current political moment. It also built upon recent public intellectual and activist work in which Lee has engaged.
Shelley Lee Appointed to Temple University Press Editorial Team
December 12, 2016
Associate Professor of History and Comparative American Studies, Shelley Lee, was appointed to the Asian American History and Culture series editorial team at Temple University Press.
Shelley Lee Coauthors Op-ed
December 8, 2016
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, coauthored the op-ed “Renewing Alliances in Troubled Times” for Inside Higher Education.
Rick Baldoz, Shelley Lee Coauthor Salon Article
January 5, 2016
Rick Baldoz, associate professor of sociology, and Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, published the article "Donald Trump fails history: How the right’s failure to understand Japanese-American internment drives anti-Muslim hatred" on Salon.
Rick Baldoz, Shelley Lee Publish
December 2, 2015
Rick Baldoz, associate professor of sociology, and Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, published the article “Decades of Xenophobia Shape US Response to Syrian Refugees” on Truthout.
Baldoz also recently published the article “The 1965 Immigration Act: Its Legacy and Lessons” in the same publication.
Shelley Lee Quoted in Article
November 10, 2015
Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, was quoted in the article “‘April’s Way’ Captures Stories of Korean-American Merchants During L.A. Riots” that appeared on the NBC News website. Lee was interviewed by journalist Monica Luhar for the piece.
Shelley Lee Serves as Panelist
October 19, 2015
Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, was an invited panelist at the multidisciplinary symposium on immigration in the United States titled Politics, Promises, and Possibilities: The 1965 Immigration Act At 50 held October 16 at Indiana University. Lee spoke on a panel about labor in post-industrial America.
Rick Baldoz, Shelley Lee Deliver Keynote
October 9, 2015
Rick Baldoz, associate professor of sociology, and Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, delivered the joint keynote address “Pilipino American History: Between Empire and Diaspora” on October 6 at the University of San Francisco for Pilipino/a American History Month. The event was hosted by the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program and the University of San Francisco Kasamahan.
Shelley Lee Accepts Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
April 2, 2015
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies and affiliate of gender, sexuality, and feminist studies, has accepted an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California, for two months in summer 2015. The fellowship will allow Lee to work on a book project about immigration and race relations in Los Angeles since 1965.
Shelley Lee, Rick Baldoz, and Harrod Suarez Participate in Conference
April 30, 2014
Associate Professor of History and Comparative American Studies Shelley Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology Rick Baldoz, and Assistant Professor of English Harrod Suarez participated in the Association for Asian American Studies annual meeting held in San Francisco, April 16 to 19. This is the largest association for scholars of the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies.
Lee presented new research in a paper titled, “Koreagate: Race, Gender, and the Return of the Yellow Peril in 1970s America,” and participated in a state-of-the-field roundtable discussion on Asian American history. Baldoz participated in a pedagogy roundtable discussion titled, “Teaching Asian American Studies: Strategies, Trajectories, and Philosophies.” Suarez presented his research in a paper titled, “The Maternal Diaspora in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son.”
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