Christina Lee

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345 East Pyne

Christina Lee is Research Scholar and the current director of undergraduate studies in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. She teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in her department and, occasionally, for the Council of the Humanities and the Freshman Seminar Program.


Christina was born in South Korea and raised in Argentina. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Latin American literature and earned a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton. She returned to Princeton as Associate Research Scholar in 2007 in the History Department, after working as Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. She joined the Spanish and Portuguese department in 2009 and was promoted to Research Scholar with Continuing Appointment in 2015. 


Christina's current research is focused on the religious cultures of the Spanish Philippines during the early colonial period. Her publications include: The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain, the collection of essays Western Visions of Far East in a Transpacific AgeReading and Writing Subjects in Medieval and Golden Age Spain: Essays in Honor of Ronald E. Surtz (with José Luis Gastañaga), and the Spanish edition of Lope de Vega’s Los mártires de Japón. She is also the co-editor of the global history book series Connected Histories in Early Modern Europe (with Julia Schleck). 


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