Ana Paulina Lee

Contact Information



  • M.A. Spanish, New York University
  • B.A. English, SUNY - Binghamton
  • Pós-Graduação Lato Sensu em Cultura e Arte Barroca Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, 01/2012

Employment History

  • Undergraduate Pre-Grad Advisor, University of Southern California, 2011 - Present
  • Assistant Lecturer Spanish III, University of Southern California, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Lecturer - Portuguese I and II, University of Southern California, 2009-2010
  • Editorial Assistant, Kaya Press Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic Literature, 2011
  • Nanking Project co-lead, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, 2011 - Present


Summary Statement of Research Interests

  • Nineteenth and twentieth-century Brazilian and Cuban literature and visual culture; modern Chinese history; war and memory

Conference Presentations

  • Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas, 7/2013
  • NeMLA, 3/2013
  • Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in São Paulo, Brazil, 1/2013
  • Latin American Studies Association, 5/2012
  • International Global Studies Conference, 7/2011


  • Book
    Sánchez Vidal, A. (2012). L'Âge d'Or in the Blackwell Companion to Bunuel. (Julian Gutierrez-Albilla, Ed.). Blackwell Publisher.
    Book Review
    Baker, G. (2011). Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana. e-misférica.
    Journal Article
    Lee, A. P. (2012). Afterlives of Chico Rei. Transmodernity Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World. Vol. 2 (1), pp. 13.
    Lee, A. P. (2011). Carnavals and Cannibals: The Political Economy of Samba and Carnaval in 20th century Rio de Janeiro. The Global Studies Journal. Vol. 4

Guest Lectures in Courses

  • USC Marshall MBA program: Cultural Politics in 20th century Brazil Invited lecture, 2009-2012  

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Award, 2013-2014   
  • Center for Law, History and Culture , 2012-2013   
  • Center for Transpacific Studies Fellow, 2012-2013   
  • Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Award, 2012-2013   
  • Foreign Languages and Area Studies (declined), 2009-2010   

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

  • Comparative Literature Graduate Student Representative, 2010-2011   


  • Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics -Graduate Student Executive Board Member, 2011-  

Other Service to the University

  • Director of Campus Affairs, Graduate Student Government Executive Board Member, 2010-2011   

Service to the Profession

Conferences Organized

  • co-director, Hemi GSI Convergence: Geo/Body Politics of Emancipation, Duke University , Fall 2012   
  • co-director, (Re)Collections: Trauma, Collective Memory and the Archive, University of Southern California, Spring 2012   
  • Moderator and Event Organizer, A Conversation with Brian Castro: Diaspora, Collective Memory and the Contemporary Novel, University of Southern California, Spring 2012   
  • Q&A panelist with Jack Halberstam, Split Britches, University of Southern California, Fall 2011   
  • Symposium Director, Longing in the Age of New Digital Media, keynote speaker: Tim Murray, University of Southern California, Spring 2010   

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Assistant, Kaya Press, 2010-2011   

Professional Memberships

  • MLA, 2013-  
  • Latin American Studies Association, 2011-2012   

Reviewer for Publication

  • The Global Studies Journal, Double-blind peer review, Fall 2011