Pembroke Center

Wendy Allison Lee

Associate Director of the Pembroke Center, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies


Wendy Allison Lee is a scholar of Asian American literature and culture as well as race in U.S. popular culture. She is the associate director of the Pembroke Center, where she also directs the undergraduate program in gender and sexuality studies.

Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in English from Brown University and her B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. She comes to the Pembroke Center from Skidmore College, where she was an assistant professor of English and served on the advisory boards of the Gender Studies and Media & Film Studies programs.

Dr. Lee has taught widely in American literature, American studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and film and media studies. Her research and writing focus on Asian American literature and culture, as well as race in U.S. popular culture. As a graduate student at Brown, she was a member of the editorial staff at the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction. Prior to graduate school, she worked in arts administration at the San Francisco Symphony and consulted for numerous other performing arts organizations.