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Dr. Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

Dr. Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
DepartmentFaculty of Arts

Dr. Anne-Marie Lee-Loy began her tenure as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate studies in September 2022. She has a strong track record of leadership within the Faculty of Arts and TMU community, as a former Chair and Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of English. She was also instrumental in the development of the Faculty of Arts Double Major proposal, as well as the Black Studies Minor. 

Anne-Marie is also strongly dedicated to students and student experience and has prioritized the building of a vibrant student culture in her role as Chair of the English Department.   She has experience with, and a strong interest in curriculum development and renewal, and enriching student curricular and co-curricular engagement, as well as Periodic Programme Reviews and their impact.

Anne-Marie’s research and teaching interest emerge from her background in postcolonial studies. Her work focuses primarily on questions pertaining to representations of minority diasporic populations in relation to the construction of cultural identities. She has taught a wide range of courses at TMU that have been informed by postcolonial issues and approaches, including immigrant writing, the Canadian short story, Asian literatures and cultures, diasporic modernities and, of course, postcolonial literatures.

Her research and publications examine representations of the Chinese in the Caribbean, increasingly within the broader context of Asians in the Americas, and can be found in journals such as Asian Studies Review, Journal of Chinese Overseas, Caribbean Studies and Anthurium. Her monograph, Searching for Mr. Chin: Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010) won the 2011 Gordon K and Sybil Lewis Book Prize (Caribbean Studies Association) for best monograph.

She co-organized the SSHRC supported international conference “Counter Cultures: The Space and Place of the Chinese Shop International Conference” held at Toronto Metropolitan University, 24 – 26 July 2011 and is currently developing an online network for scholars interested in Chinese shopkeeping as a motif around which to organize transnational dialogues on Chinese diasporic experiences.