About Lee Medovoi
Lee Medovoi is a Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Arizona. 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 Critique, Minnesota Review, Screen, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Mediations, New Formations, American 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." 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.