Seungjoo Lee

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Contemporary Latin America
Chancellor Fellow
Advisor: Verónica Garibotto
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2601
University of Kansas
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

Selected Awards & Honors

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

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