Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

Academic Director, Digital Scholarship Center

University of Cincinnati


I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities (Department of English) + Academic Director of the Digital Scholarship Center at the University of Cincinnati. My research and teaching are in the areas of digital humanities, machine learning and text mining techniques on historical archives, social network analysis and data visualization. I work largely in early modern literature and culture. More recently, my research has branched out into fascinating collaborations applying digital humanities methods with partners in biomedical informatics, corpus linguistics, and law.

I received my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. My research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I am a PI of the Catalyst Model for Transdisciplinary Teams in Digital Scholarship project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Projects in progress:


  • James Jaehoon Lee. The Two-Soul’d Animal: Early Modern Literatures of the Classical and Christian Souls. Evanston: Northwestern University Press (2019). [Book]
  • Jeffrey Layne Blevins, James Lee, Ezra Edgerton and Erin McCabe. “Tweeting for Social Justice in #Ferguson: Affective Discourse in Twitter Hashtags.” New Media and Society (Feb. 2019). [Article]
  • Claire Ruegg and James Lee (as Principal Investigator). Epic Social Networks and Eve’s Centrality in Milton’s Paradise Lost.Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Literary and Linguistic Computing), (Feb. 2019). [Article]
  • James Lee, Xuemao Wang, and Arlene Johnson. “Embracing Semantic Ambiguity to Enhance Interpretability of Complex Unstructured Machine Learning Problems.”Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 55.1 (2018). [Article]
  • James Lee, Blaine Greteman, Jason Lee, and David Eichmann. “Linked Reading: Digital Historicism and Early Modern Discourses of Race around Shakespeare’s Othello.” Cultural Analytics (January 2018). [Article]
  • James J. Lee and Jason Lee. “Shakespeare’s Social Network; or Why All the World’s a Stage.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 11.2 (2017). [Article]
  • James J. Lee. “John Donne and the Textuality of the Two Souls.” Studies in Philology 113.4 (Fall 2016): 879-918. [Article]
  • James Lee. “Ethopoiesis: Foucaults Late Ethics and the Sublime Body.” New Literary History 44.1 (2013): 179-198. [Article]
  • S. Lee, C.A. Crisera, S. Erfani, T.S. Maldonado, J.J. Lee, S.L. Alkasab, and M.T. Longaker. “Immunolocalization of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors 1 & 2 in Mouse Palate Development.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 107.7 (2001): 1776-84. [Article]


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