Aleia  Brown

Aleia Brown

Currently I am a visiting research and museum practice scholar at the Michigan State University Museum where I work on a collaborative curatorial project with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Project 60/50 programs, and quilt research initiatives. My written work, mainly covering museums, race, and gender issues, has appeared in Slate and TIMELINE Magazine. As a doctoral candidate in Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History program, I was a research assistant at the Center for Historic Preservation. As a scholar-activist, I use my research on civil and human rights history to work with different communities to create solutions through teach-ins and Freedom School workshops. I also serve on two National Council on Public History (NCPH) work groups. In both spaces, I am interested in refining the ways we interpret contemporary Black history and using public history to foster civic engagement.