Justin Lee

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Lecturer, English
School of Humanities
M.F.A., University of California, Irvine, 2014, Creative Writing - Fiction
B.A., Taylor University, 2008, Biblical Literature, Philosophy
University of California, Irvine
500A Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92617
Research Interests
Mimetic theory; violence and religion; phenomenology; theological aesthetics.

“Pages Discovered in the Effects of Arthur Wayne Prince,” The Saturday Evening Post (April 2019): online
"Nicodemus," New Haven Review (Spring 2019): print
"Fez," Arc Digital (December 2017): online
"The Story is In the Soil," Vice (September 2017): online
"Stories We Can Never Tell," FLAUNT Magazine (Summer 2016): print and online
"The Ritual," FLAUNT (Summer 2015): print and online
"Gods and Spiders," Day One (February 2015): digital
"The Flesh Cannot Please," Juked (August 2014): online
"Not My Blood," Gargoyle Magazine 60 (Summer 2013): 350-352
"Totentanz," The Three-Lobed Burning Eye 20 (October 2010): online

"Coalitions of Hate: Ilhan Omar, Donald Trump, and the allure of scapegoating," Religion and Ethics (July 2019): online
“The Oligarchy Unmasks Itself,” Arc Digital (June 2019): online
“Should we really support Hollywood actors threatening to boycott Georgia — even if we support their pro-choice aims?” The Independent (May 2019): online
“God in the Qur’an: a review and interview with Jack Miles,” Religion and Ethics (April 2019): online
“New Zealand Moves to Ban Semi-Automatic Rifles. Will the US Ever Do the Same?” Arc Digital (April 2019): online
“Elizabeth Warren thinks getting rid of the Electoral College an easy win for Democrats. I wouldn’t be so sure,” The Independent (March 2019): online
“The Christchurch Terrorist’s Strategy for White Radicalization,” Arc Digital (March 2019): online
"The Art of Spiritual Warfare," First Things (March 2019): print
"Did the Boys of Covington Catholic 'Mob' a Native American Elder?" Arc Digital (January 2019): online
"The Great God Pudenda," Arc Digital (January 2019): online
"The Pedophile Apologist," Arc Digital (December 2018): online
"Trump is Not King David," Arc Digital (November 2018): online
"In the Age of #MeToo, Men Must Read More Literary Fiction," Arc Digital (November 2018): online
"Re-Education in our Time," Arc Digital (October 2018): online
"Ted Chiang's Impersonal Universe," ZYZZYVA (August 2018): online
"Anti-Intellectualism Knows No Party," Arc Digital (August 2018): online
"Demons of the Machine," First Things (July 2018): online
"Romancing the Noble Lobster," Religion and Ethics (April 2018): online
"Bros Against Humanity," First Things (March 2018): online
"Graffiti These Bones," The Smart Set (February 2018): online
"Sleeping with a Corpse: White Nationalism's Therapeutics of Hate," Religion and Ethics (January 2018): online
"Apple Sabotages Itself," First Things (November 2017): online
"Islamic Exceptionalism," Arc Digital (November 2017): online
"The Once and Future Mark Lilla," Los Angeles Review of Books (October 2017): online
"A Monumental Compromise," Arc Digital (August 2017): online
"A Secular Sage: Charles Taylor Dissects the Trumpening," Arc Digital (March 2017): online
"Against the Mythical Lie: Rene Girard, the Refugees, and the Islamic State," Religion and Ethics (April 2016): online
Elizabeth George Emerging Writers Grant (2016)
Professional Societies
The Colloquium on Violence and Religion
Other Experience
Associate Editor
Arc Digital Media 2019
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