Paula Young LEE specializes in the architecture of animal captivity, and the cultural history of meat. Her work on animal-human relations has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University, and other institutions.
After several years as an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of South Florida, she spent two years as a Visiting Scholar in the History of Science at Harvard University, and is currently a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts.
Her books include "Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the Slaughterhouse" (ed.), "Gorgeous Beasts: Animals in Art and History" (ed.), and "The Birdcage of the Muses: Observing Animals at the 17th century Menagerie at Versailles" (forthcoming). Books for trade include "Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns, and Game Meat" (2013), and "The Hunter's Haunch" (Sept. 2014) She holds a BFA/BA from Cornell and a doctorate in architectural history from the University of Chicago.