Lloyd Lee



Associate Professor


Native American Studies


University of New Mexico


Lloyd L. Lee, Ph.D. is an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation. He is Kinyaa'áanii (Towering House), born for Tł'ááschíí (Red Bottom). His maternal grandfather’s clan is Áshi̧i̧hí (Salt) and his paternal grandfather’s clan is Tába̧a̧há (Water’s Edge). He is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Graduate Director in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is co-chair of the Native American Faculty Council, sits on the executive board for the Institute for American Indian Research, is a faculty member of the Institute for American Indian Education, and is on the City of Albuquerque’s Commission on American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. He is the author of Diné Masculinities: Conceptualizations and Reflections (2013), coauthor of 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. His research focuses on American Indian identity, masculinities, leadership, philosophies, and native nation building.