Dr. Latoya Lee

Contact Information

Office: Humanities 212-F
Voice: 657-278-3091

Fax: 657-278-6132
Dept: 657-278-7942

Department Address

California State University, Fullerton
Women & Gender Studies Department
Humanities Hall 230
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 657.278.3888  
FAX: 657.626.6132

Latoya Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Latoya Lee received her B.A. and accelerated M.A. degree in Sociology from St. John’s University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology at SUNY Binghamton, where she was awarded a competitive diversity fellowship. As a scholar, her research focuses on the ways in which people of color use social media for political organizing, social transformation, the (re)making of value systems and resistant possibilities.

Tied to her research and experience, as a first-generation Afro-Caribbean woman, Dr. Lee is  sensitive to issues of diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom and makes a concerted effort to encourage students to open their minds to new ways of seeing. To meet this end, her pedagogical approach promotes the idea that a new way of seeing is inseparable from reading a diverse body of texts as well as be(com)ing attentive to their own physical bodies, and how they differ from those of others.

Dr. Lee has been invited to speak at various venues, public radio and have shared her work at various academic conferences. You can read some of her scholarship here: https://fullerton.academia.edu/LatoyaLee


2016   Ph.D., World-Historical Sociology, Binghamton University

2006   M.A., Sociology, Saint John’s University

2005   B.A., Sociology, Saint John’s University

Research Areas

Critical Race Theory, Social Movements, Black Feminisms, Women of Color Feminisms, Critical Media Studies, Cyber-Technology, Digital New Media, Virtual communities and identity constructions, social media, hashtag activism, disciplining/policing of the body, crime and violence and Black Women's health and reproduction.

Scholarly Work

Selected Publications:

“Black Twitter: A Response to Bias in Mainstream Media.” Social Media, Internet and Society (Special Issue) 6(1), 26, March 2017.

“Virtual Homeplace: (Re)Constructing the Body through Social Media” in Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community, edited by K. Edwards Tassie & S.M. Brown Givens. Kentucky: Lexington Books, 2015.

Office Hours

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