Lisa Lowe is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work is concerned with the analysis of race, immigration, capitalism, and colonialism. She is the author of Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms (Cornell University Press, 1991), Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 1996), and The Intimacies of Four Continents (Duke University Press, 2015), and the co-editor of The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (Duke University Press, 1997) and New Questions, New Formations: Asian American Studies, a special issue of positions: east asia cultures critique 5:2 (Fall 1997). Before joining Yale, Lowe taught at the University of California, San Diego and Tufts University.
Her recent publications include: “Reckoning Nation and Empire,” in Blackwell Companion to American Studies, J. C. Rowe, ed. (Blackwell, 2010); “New Worlds ‘Discover’ Asia,” American Quarterly, Vol. 68, Issue 2 (June 2016): 413-427; “History Hesitant,” Social Text 125, Vol. 33, No. 4 (December 2015): 85-107; “Transpacific Entanglements,” with Yen Le Espiritu and Lisa Yoneyama, in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies, C. Schlund-Vials, ed. (Fordham University Press, 2017); and “Globalization,” in Keywords for American Cultural Studies, 3rd ed., B. Burgett and G. Hendler, eds. (NYU Press, 2019).