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Kristina Lee

Area(s) of Interest

Race and racism; political sociology; global and transnational race; historical sociology; qualitative methods; computational text analysis

Current Research 

Kristina E. Lee (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Fellow in Northwestern’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Cluster.  Common themes in her research include questions of the state, race, transnationalism, Blackness, and Latin America.  Her dissertation on Afro-descendant inclusion in Latin America following the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism examines what state responses to antiracist resistance tell us about the state’s role in how race, as a system of power, is maintained transnationally.  She is also currently working on an ethnographic and interview-based project documenting the role of mutual aid groups in Chicago as a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  A first-generation college student from Pomona, California, her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.