Comparative American Studies
Department Chair:
Wendy Kozol, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8390
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King 105
10 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Shelley Lee

Shelley Lee

Associate Professor of Comparative American Studies and History 
Affiliate of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Contact Information


King 141G
(440) 775-5159

Personal Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-12noon And by appointment

Shelley Lee

Shelley Lee

Prof. Shelley Lee

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • Master of Arts, Stanford University, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2005

Shelley Lee is a scholar of Asian American history, with broader interests in immigration, race relations, and urban history. She is the author of Claiming the Oriental Gateway: Prewar Japanese America (Temple UP 2011) and A New History of Asian America (Routledge 2013). Forthcoming works include an edited anthology in Korean American studies (Brill), a second edition of A New History, and book about Korean Americans in Los Angeles from the 1960s to 1990s. Recently, she became co-editor of the Asian American History and Culture series at Temple University Press, and has been writing op-eds on various topics for Salon, Truthout, and Inside Higher Ed.