Josephine D Lee
Josephine Lee is Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the Editor in Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture. She is currently working on a new project on the intersections of blackface and yellowface in nineteenth- and early twentieth century American theater and performance. Her previous books include The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (2010) and Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage (1997). She has also co-edited Asian American Plays for a New Generation (with R.A. Shiomi and Don Eitel, 2011) and Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History (with Imogene Lim and Yuko Matsukawa, 2002) as well as Asian American Literature in Transition, Volume I: 1850-1930 (with Julia H. Lee).