Leerom Medovi

Professor, Department of English

Lee Medovoi is a Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Arizona. A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, he was the founding director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities and is currently a member of the PMLA editorial board. He is the author of Rebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity (Duke 2005), and has published numerous articles on global American studies, biopolitical theory, ecocriticism, and critical race studies. He has published on environmental issues in such journals as Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Mediations, New Formations, and Comparative Literature. He is the principal investigator for a collaborative, three-year Mellon Foundation research grant through the Consortium of Humanities Center and Institutes on the topic of "Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging in a Global Age."


  • Ph.D., Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University