Rachel Lee


B.A., 1988, Cornell University
Ph.D., 1995, University of California, Los Angeles

Rachel C. Lee, Professor of Gender Studies, English, and the Institute of Society and Genetics at UCLA, specializes in embodiment studies through cultural studies methods and intersectional feminism.  She is the author of The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies (NYU, 2014) winner of the 2016 Best Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association of Asian American Studies, editor of The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature (Taylor Francis, 2014), and editor of the special issue of The Scholar and Feminist on “Life (Un)Ltd,” addressing the question of what impact recent developments in the biosciences, biotechnology, and in clinical practice have had on feminist studies, especially those theorizing the circulation of population data and biomaterials in relation to race and (neo)colonialism.