Ji Hyun Lee

English Literature PhD Candidate

Fellowships and Awards 

American Studies Graduate Research Grant, Cornell University (2016)

Research Travel Grant, Cornell University (2016)

Institute for Comparative Modernities Reading Group Grant, Cornell University (2016-2017) for “The New Wounded: Trauma Theory Today”

Dissertation-Year Sage Fellowship, Cornell University (2015-2016)

Sage Fellowship, Cornell University (2012-2013)

University Excellence Fellowship, Northeastern University (2012-2017; declined)

Graduate Council Fellowship, Stony Brook University (2012-2017; declined)

Magna cum Laude, Brown University (2006; Brown does not award summa cum laude)

Honors in the Concentration: Comparative Literature, Brown University (2006)

German Department Study-Abroad Scholarship, Brown University (2005)

Research and Teaching Interests

20th- and 21st-century American and British literature

African American literature

Literary criticism and theory

Trauma studies

Holocaust studies

Apocalyptic literature

Science/speculative fiction




American Comparative Literature Association

Northeast Modern Language Association

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Professional Service

English Graduate Student Organization Volunteer Speaker, Panel on Special Committees (2017)

Alumni Interviewer, Brown University (2016-17)

CyberCenter Volunteer, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York (2011-12)



German, Korean

Studied abroad in Germany, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2005)


Dr. Cathy Caruth

Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University (Graduate Committee Chairperson, Literary Criticism and Theory)

Dr. Margo Crawford

Associate Professor, Cornell University (Graduate Committee Minor Member, The Twentieth Century)

Dr. Daniel R. Schwarz

Fredric J. Whiton Professor of English Literature, Cornell University (Graduate Committee Minor Member, Prose Fiction)

Dr. Enzo Traverso

Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University (Graduate Committee Additional Member, French Studies)