is making excellent progress with her
Syracuse University dissertation research, Consumerism, Social Relations, and Slavery at Antebellum Popular Forest 1828-1865.
goal is to understand how social, cultural, and economic changes impacted the lives of enslaved laborers during the antebellum period in rural Virginia using a historic archeology approach.
The results of Lee's research have already been incorporated into printed booklets, a permanent exhibit, and docent guidelines at one of Thomas Jefferson's homes-Popular Forest-that
is now a historic house museum.
already has written several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters concerning her
Most recently, she
authored two chapters of a 2012 University Press
of Florida book entitled, Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation, edited by Barbara Heath and Jack Gary.
was the Ainsworth Visiting Professor American Culture at Randolph College
in Lynchburg, Virginia from 2012 through June 2014.
has been involved in a long-term research project Engaging the Piedmont: Transition in Virginia Slavery 1730-1790http://web.utk.edu/~bheath2/ and developed a successful multidisciplinary three-day conference at Randolph College
, Facing the Past, Freeing the Future: Slavery's Legacy, Freedom's Promise http://web.randolphcollege.edu/slaverysymposium.
In January of 2014, Lori
was named Professional Archaeologist of the Year by the Archaeological Society of Virginia
Currently, Lori is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Anthropology at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.
will defend her
dissertation research in the autumn of 2014.