Rachel C. Lee is Professor of English and Gender’s Studies at UCLA, Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and founder of the Life (Un)Ltd project at the CSW (see http://sfonline.barnard.edu/life-un-ltd-feminism-bioscience-race/and https://csw.ucla.edu/cswresearch/life-unltd/).
She is the author of The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality and Posthuman Ecologies (2014) published in NYU Press’ Sexual Cultures series and winner of the Best Book in Culture Studies Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Her scholarship draws on critical methods from race/ethnic studies in conjunction with theories of gender and sexuality, to examine the specific interfaces and choreographies of stand-up comedy, dance, new media/digital technology, and literature, most recently as they reflect on the life sciences. Her essays have appeared in C-Theory, TDR: The Drama Review, The Scholar and the Feminist, Cultural Critique, boundary2, GLQ: The Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. She has edited and coedited the Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture (2014) and the volume Asian America.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace (2003).