Jamie A. Lee is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture, Information, and Society in the School of Information – Arizona’s iSchool – at the University of Arizona, where their research and teaching attend to critical archival theory and methodologies, multimodal media-making contexts, storytelling, and bodies.
Lee is an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Early Career Grantee through which they are conducting research on community-based archives and archival description practices as well as a Faculty Fellow of the Haury Program for Environment and Social Justice.
Lee has published in Archivaria, Archival Science, the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies. They have also published book chapters related to archival studies, media studies, art & culture, and the history of American sexuality. Lee’s current book project, Producing the Archival Body, (Routledge, forthcoming) interrogates how power circulates and is deployed in archival contexts in order to build critical understandings of how deeply archives influence and shape the production of knowledges and human subjectivities.
Lee directs the Arizona Queer Archives, the Digital Storytelling & Oral History Lab, and co-directs the Climate Alliance Mapping Project. They are an award-winning social justice documentary filmmaker, archivist, and scholar committed to decolonizing methodologies and asset-driven approaches to community participatory projects that are produced with communities in ways that will be relevant and beneficial.
For more information, visit Jamie A. Lee’s research website: thestorytellinglab.io