Lori Lee earned a BA and MA in anthropology at the University of Texas, Arlington, and is currently a PhD student at Syracuse University, New York, with specialization in historical archaeology of the African Diaspora.
Senior staff archaeologist and archaeology lab supervisor at the Corporation for Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (2002-2004). Worked as a teacher and lecturer on multiple aspects of the archaeology of African migration and slavery. Since 1994 assistance in various archaeological projects, such as at the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center (2001), National Park Service Archaeology Intern (2000) and at The Hermitage at Andrew Jackson’s historic plantation (1997).
Various contributions to publications, including the “The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery”, Junius P. Rodriguez (Ed.), ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, 1997, the Maxwell Review, Vol. 10 (1), 2001 and “Africa: Human Conditions and Global Dimensions”; Seth Asuma, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, John Marah (Eds.); Global Publications: Birmingham 2002.
Since 1993, she has received numerous fellowships and, among others, the Bowles Social Science Essay Prize (2001).
During her fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude Lori Lee will prepare the symposium “Migration and Memory”.