Area(s) of Interest
Political sociology; race and ethnicity; transnationalism; mutual aid; Latin America
Kristina E. Lee is a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and a Cluster Fellow in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Cluster. Common themes in her research are questions of transnationalism, Blackness, Latin America, the state, and race. She has conducted a comparative-historical analysis of the state responses to the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism mandates to formally include Afro-descendants in Mexico and Peru. Her most current research includes an ethnographic and interview-based project documenting the role of mutual aid groups in Chicago as a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a review of sociological literature pertaining to transnational race.