Faculty & Staff

  • Paul Fisher

    Associate Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interdisciplinary scholar with focus on American literature; biographer of the James family; historian of the Belle Époque.


  • Michael Jeffries portrait

    Michael Jeffries

    Associate Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Swarthmore College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Qualitative sociologist with emphasis on race, gender, politics, identity, and popular culture.


  • Yoon Sun Lee

    Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of English; Professor of Engish

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Yale University

    My research and teaching span two areas, British eighteenth and nineteenth century prose fiction, and Asian American literature.


  • Alex Orquiza

    R. Alexander D. Orquiza

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies

    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.S., University of Edinburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Cultural historian researching 20th century American empire and Philippine history.


Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of American Studies
Pendleton East
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Yoon Sun Lee
Program Director

Tel: 781.283.2561


In the News

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Alex Orquiza is quoted in a BBC News article: "Philippine chefs look to take national cuisine mainstream."