Laura Lee

Assistant Professor
Japanese Program Director
Program Coordinator and Advisor

Office: 358 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-8603

Fax: 850-644-0524


Laura Lee (PhD, University of Chicago) specializes in Japanese cinema and postwar visual culture, with focus on the 1960s, contemporary image culture, and film theory and aesthetics. Her research interests also include documentary and ethnographic film, issues in global cinema studies, and animation and new media. She is currently working on a book manuscript that addresses the critical role stop-motion animation practices have played in Japanese cinema's domestic and international success.

Courses Taught at FSU:

  • Contemporary Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Animation
  • Japanese Film and Culture
  • Japanese Manga
  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • Cinema Gone Global
  • Advanced Japanese Research