Lee Medovoi


Lee Medovoi is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona and Chair of the Program in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory.  A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, he was the founding director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities and a former member of the PMLA editorial board.  He is the author of Rebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity (Duke 2005), and has published numerous articles on global American studies, biopolitical theory, critical race studies, and ecocriticism in such journals as Cultural CritiqueMinnesota ReviewScreenInterventions: International Journal of Postcolonial StudiesMediationsNew FormationsAmerican Literary History, and Social Text.  A founding board member for the Cultural Studies Association (US), he was the principal investigator for a collaborative, three-year Mellon Foundation research grant through the Consortium of Humanities Center and Institutes on the topic of "Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging in a Global Age." He was co-editor (with Keith Feldman, UC Berkeley) of a special issue of the journal Social Text on the topic of Race/Religion/War. He is also coeditor (with Elizabeth Bentley, U Arizona) of a forthcoming collection on Religion, Secularism and Political Belonging (Duke Press, 2020). Lee is currently at work on two book-length projects titled: The Inner LIfe of Race: From Islamophobia to the Dogma Line (forthcoming, Duke University Press) and Global Allegoresis and World-System Literature.