Seungjoo Lee

Seungjoo Lee
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Chancellor Fellow
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall 2601
Lawrence, KS


Seungjoo Lee is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received a B.A. in English literature and a M.A. in Hispanic literature from Seoul National University in South Korea. Her current research explores political aspects of first-person narrators and detective plots in contemporary Latin American literature.


Research interests:

  • 20th an 21st Latin American Literature
  • Transatlantic and Transpacific Discourses related to Modernity
  • Post-colonialism
  • National and Ethnic Identity Studies
  • Border Studies

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

2020  Exter Marguerite Memorial Prize in Foreign Languages, Spanish and Portuguese Department, University of Kansas