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Julia Lee - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Julia Lee Julia Lee

Associate Professor of English | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Julia Lee is an Assistant Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. A native of Los Angeles, she has previously taught at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Southern California, where she was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities. Her first book, The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Her second book, Our Gang: A Racial History of “The Little Rascals” was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2015. She has also published a novel, By The Book (2018), under the pen name Julia Sonneborn. She has written for the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, and Zocalo Public Square.

Education (3)

Harvard University: Ph.D., English and American Language and Literature 2008

Harvard University: M.A., English and American Language and Literature 2004

Princeton University: A.B., English 1998

Summa cum laude Certificate in European Cultural Studies

Accomplishments (3)

Peter C. Rollins Award for Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (professional)

2017 Peter C. Rollins Award for Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals Awarded by Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title for Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals (professional)

2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title for Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals Awarded by American Library Association

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Emerging Scholar (professional)

Awarded by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine

Languages (3)

  • French
  • Latin
  • Korean

Media Appearances (3)

Midday Sunday: Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Fox 11 Los Angeles with Tony Valdez  

2017

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Author Julia Lee joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss how a children’s show from the 1920s attempted to transcend racism

“The Treatment” with Elvis Mitchell, KCRW  

2017

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Our Gang Chronicles Lives of African American Actors in The Little Rascals

NPR’s All Things Considered with Robert Siegel  

2016

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