Julia Lee teaches African American literature at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A native of Los Angeles, she received her undergraduate degree from Princeton and her Ph.D in English from Harvard. She has taught at Loyola Marymount University and University of Southern California, where she was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities. Her first book, The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Her second book, Our Gang: A Racial History of “The Little Rascals,” was published by University of Minnesota Press in December 2015. A board member of Nevada Humanities, she has written for the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, and Zocalo Public Square. Faculty homepage and c.v. here.