Lee Cuba

Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

Professor Lee Cuba is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, where he has taught since 1981. His research is concerned with the acquisition and meaning of place identities, with particular interests in how migrants come to feel at home in new places and the role of geographic relocation in the transition to new statuses. From 2005 to 2014, Prof Cuba served as a co-Principal Investigator of the New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning (NECASL), a research group involving seven liberal arts colleges whose work informed the book Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College (Harvard, 2016).

Prof Cuba’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Teagle Foundation and the Spencer Foundation, and he is the recipient of the Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Apgar Prize for Teaching Excellence. Prof Cuba has also held a variety of administration positions at Wellesley: Chair of Sociology, Associate Director of the Writing Programme, Associate Dean of the College, and Dean of the College.

He was a Visiting Wong Ngit Liong Professor of Social Sciences and Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) at Yale-NUS during Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.