Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Christopher Joseph Lee


B.A., Religion and Comparative Literature, Boston University; MTS, Women, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Brown University, English


Unspectacular Violence: Narrating Trans/Queer Death in Contemporary American Culture

Thesis Advisor:

Ralph E. Rodriguez, Professor of American Studies and English, Brown University

Research Topic:

Developing a book manuscript on the trans and queer aesthetic strategies available to transform the politics of damage beyond carceral solutions and catastrophic reprisal. Research areas include trans literature and poetics, queer necropolitics, visual studies, critical prison studies, Asian American studies, and HIV/AIDS cultural studies.


Nigel Hatton, Professor of Literature and Philosophy, University of California, Merced

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

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