Faculty Profile for Dr. Simon Lee

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Dr. Simon Lee
Assistant Professor — English
Flowers Hall 222
phone: (512) 245-8231

Biography Section

Biography and Education

PhD in English, University of California, Riverside
MA in English, University of California, Riverside
BA in English and World Literature / Art History, Pitzer College

Teaching Interests

20th and 21st-Century British Literature, Critical Theory, Working-Class Literature, Cultural Studies

Research Interests

Labor History, Working-Class Representation, Cultural Studies, Urbanism and Architecture

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Lee, S. (2019, April 3). What Makes an Immigrant Good?
  • Lee, S. (2018). Brutal Youth: Colin MacInnes and the Architecture of the Welfare State. The Journal of Working-Class Studies, 3(1), 20–39.
  • Lee, S. (2018). “Look at the State of This Place!": The Impact of Domestic Space on Post-war Class Consciousness. In Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice (pp. 143–164). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Lee, S. (2017). British Working-Class Literature: Paradox and Tension as Genre Motif. In Working-Class Literature(s): Historical and International Perspectives (pp. 159–195).
  • Lee, S. (2017, May). Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism, Diversity, and the Millennial London Novel [Review of Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism, Diversity, and the Millennial London Novel, by M. Perfect]. Literary Geographies.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Constance Coiner Award for Best Dissertation, Working-Class Studies Association. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Summer Research Grant, Graduate Student English Association, University of California. 2016

Selected Service Activities

Member
Student Curriculum Subcommittee
August 26, 2019-May 13, 2020
Member
MA Literature Committee
August 26, 2019-May 13, 2020
Assistant Director of the University Writing Program
University of California, Riverside
2015-2016
GRE Preparation Instructor
Mentoring Research Internship Program at University of California, Riverside
2015-2016
Chair
Architecture, Literature, and Space Studies, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
2013-2014