UMass Boston

Nedra Lee

Associate Professor
McCormack Hall Floor 04

Areas of Expertise

Historical archaeology, African Diaspora, Critical Race Theory, and Intersectionality


MA, PhD University of Texas, Austin
BA, Oberlin College

Additional Information

Dr. Nedra's Lab: New England African American Archeology Lab

Nedra Lee examines the intersection of race, class, sex, and gender in the lives of African Americans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although her research primarily focuses on freed Black landowners in the United States South and Southwest, she has a growing interest in the archaeology of New England and partnered with Dr. David Landon of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research in overseeing archaeological excavations of the historic Boston-Higginbotham House on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts in 2014.  Dr. Lee has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Texas Historical Commission and previously worked for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the City Museum of Washington, DC.