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Who We Are

Development Team

American Anthropological Association

Ed Liebow Executive Director

Daniel Ginsberg Director of Education and Professional Practice

Caitlyn Kolhoff Education Research Manager

Nell Koneczny Accessibility & Meetings Manager

Palmyra Jackson Education and Meetings Manager

Hayat Zarzour Research Intern

Meaghan Ussing Research Intern

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

James Deutsch Curator

Sojin Kim Curator 

Erin Younger Project Manager

American Library Association

Brian Russell Project Manager, Office of Public Programs

Smithsonian Exhibits

Paula Millet Exhibit Designer

John Powell Exhibit Developer / Writer

Seth Waite Project Manager 

Advisory Board 

Leo Chavez University of California-Irvine 

Miguel Diaz-Barriga University of Richmond

Margaret Dorsey University of Richmond

Matthew Durington Towson University 

Judith Freidenberg University of Maryland 

Sarah Green University of Helsinki 

Monica Heller University of Toronto

Antoinette Jackson University of South Florida 

Laurel Kendall American Museum of Natural History 

Louise Lamphere University of New Mexico

Noel Salazar University of Leuven 

Miguel Vilar University of Maryland 


The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Office of the Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

American Anthropological Association

William Heaney

Special thanks go to the following individuals and institutions who contributed immensely to this project: 

District of Columbia Public Libraries

Leslie Walker, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Randi Korn, RKA Associates