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Kittiya Lee, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of History


Email: klee40@exchange.calstatela.edu
Phone: (323) 343-2223
Fax: (323) 343-6431
Office location: King Hall A4025
Office hours: MW 11:30-12:00 and 3:10-4:10; TH 5:10-6:10

Fall 2012 Courses

HIST 110B: World Civilizations, c. 700-1700
Section 1 MW 9:50-11:30 am in King Hall B4017  

HIST 351: Beyond Conflict, Violence and War: Cannibalism in the Early Modern and Colonial World
Section 1 MW 1:30-3:10 pm in King Hall B4012

HIST 562: Ethos, context, and society in Brazil
Section 1 TH 6:10-10:00 pm in King Hall B4017  [link 562]


Recent publications

  • By Speech and by Signs: First Encounters between Indians and Europeans on coastal Brazil, 1500-1549,” Revista Lingua e Literatura, n. 30 (São Paulo), forthcoming in 2013

  • Chapter in peer-reviewed anthology, “Language and Conquest: Tupi-Guarani Expansion in the European Colonization of Brazil and Amazonia,” Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America, ed. by Salikoko Mufwene (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago), forthcoming in 2013

Recent major research awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, 2011-12
  • Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere, American Historical Assoc., 2009
  • Lewis Hanke Dissertation to Book Prize, Conference on Latin American History, 2008
  • Mellon Foundation, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, 2006-08
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, 2005-06

Educational background

  • The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA, Ph.D., History, 2000-06
  • The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA, M.A., History, 1997-99
  • Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA, B.A., Plan I Humanities Honors, 1991-95