Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D.


Native American Studies


Photo: Lloyd Lee
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Curriculum vitae

Research Interests:

  • American Indian Identity
  • Masculinities
  • Leadership
  • Philosophies
  • Native Nation/Community Building


Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D. is an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation.  He is Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House), born for Tł‘ááshchí’í (Red Cheeks).  His maternal grandfather’s clan is ‘Áshįįhi (Salt) and his paternal grandfather’s clan is Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge).

He is Professor and Faculty Graduate Director in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Director of the Center for Regional Studies (CRS) at UNM, and editor of the Wicazo Sa Review journal. He is the co-editor along with Dr. Wendy S. Greyeyes of the Studies in Indigenous Community Building Book series with the University of New Mexico Press.

He currently sits on the Council for the American Indian Studies Association (AISA). He earned the Presidential Teaching Fellow Award 2017-2019 at the University of New Mexico and the Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People (2017) earned the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award in 2017. 

He is the author of Diné Identity in a 21st Century World (2020), Diné Masculinities: Conceptualizations and Reflections (2013), co-author of Native Americans and the University of New Mexico (2017), and edited Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People (2017) and Diné Perspectives: Reclaiming and Revitalizing Navajo Thought (2014). His research focuses on Native American/American Indian identity, masculinities, leadership, philosophies, and Native Nation building.


Books link: https://sites.google.com/site/lloydleebooks/