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Lee Xie

Doctoral Student Fellow

Ph.D. candidate in Spanish & Portuguese

Lee Xie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at New York
University. She holds a B.A. in Spanish (high honors) and Journalism from New York
University. She works at the intersections of diaspora studies and feminist aesthetics: her
dissertation considers how Chinese diasporas are remembered in contemporary feminist aesthetic
practices in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Her essay, “Mapping Covid-19’s Transnational Implications for Women Workers,” was published in CUNY FORUM’s special issue, Corona Conversations: East & West. She is a grant awardee and lab member of the 2021- 22 Cross/Currents H-Lab, funded by the NYU Center for the Humanities, and Project Manager for the ZIP Code Memory Project: Practices of Justice and Repair, housed at the Columbia Center for the Study of Social Difference and funded by the Henry Luce.