Sun Hee Lee


Associate Professor and Co-Chair in English

I enjoy teaching many different courses including Reading in the World, courses in American literature, and courses especially in my area of specialty, U.S. ethnic literatures.  My specific research area is contemporary Native American, U.S. Latino, and Asian American literatures; currently I am working on a project that compares these minority traditions after the ethnic nationalist movements of the 1970's. I also like to teach drama and film and have written on various playwrights such as Suzan-Lori Parks and David Henry Hwang, and I have recently published a book on analyzing the films of Tim Burton.  My love of texts goes beyond the traditional mediums.  I love good T.V. and good (and bad) Korean dramas. 

Other than teaching, researching, and consuming texts, I love spending time with my two dogs Alu and Gobi (Hindi for potato and cauliflower) and my two sons. 


B.A. University of California, Berkeley.M.A. California State University, Long Beach.M.A./Ph.D. University of Southern California.

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-101Read:American Dream92018/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
ENG-126Intro U.S. Ethnic Lit82018/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
ENG-399Senior Seminar42018/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2011/SP
ENG-226Topics:Native Am Lit42017/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA
ENG-244ST:Post 9/11 Lit/Film32016/SP, 2013/SP, and 2010/SP
FTS-100FTS:Asian Americans32015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2012/FA
ENG-234Modern Drama32015/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
ENG-122American Literature II32014/SP, 2012/SP, and 2010/FA
ENG-337Contemporary American Literature22016/SP and 2012/SP
ENG-103World of Tim Burton22015/JN and 2013/JN
ENG-273American Novel22013/FA and 2009/FA
ENG-102Literary Studies12017/FA