Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Native American Studies


Photo: Lloyd Lee
505 277-3917
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3092, Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests:

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


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

He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  He is the author of Diné Masculinities: Conceptualizations and Reflections (2013), co-authored Native Americans and the University of New Mexico (2017), and edited Diné Perspectives: Reclaiming and Revitalizing Navajo Thought (2014) and Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People (2017).  He has published articles in Wicazo Sa Review, The American Indian Quarterly, Indigenous Policy Journal, American Journal of Indigenous Studies, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society, and The International Journal of the Sociology of Language.  He is the former book review editor for The American Indian Quarterly, former director of the Institute for American Indian Research, former President and council member of the American Indian Studies Association (AISA), and served on the UNM Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee.

He is currently on the Commission of Indian Affairs for the city of Albuquerque, is the 2017-2019 Presidential Teaching Fellow at the University of New Mexico, is on the Advance at UNM internal advisory board, and on the UNM Diversity Council.  He is the Department of Native American Studies Graduate Faculty Director.  His research focuses on American Indian identity, masculinities, leadership, philosophies, and native nation/community building.    

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