Modupe Labode is an associate professor of history and museum studies, public scholar of African American history and museums, and adjunct associate professor of Africana Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her research interests include representations of African Americans in museums and historical sites, and oral histories of school desegregation. As part of her teaching, she regularly works with students to create exhibitions. Before coming to Indianapolis, Modupe was the Chief Historian at the Colorado Historical Society. She also taught history at Iowa State University, her alma mater.