Aleia Brown

Assistant Director, African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative, University of Maryland  

Aleia Brown is the Assistant Director of the African American Digital Humanities Initiative. Her research and publicly engaged work explores Black women’s material and digital culture created to advance black freedom struggles. She is the co-curator of the traveling exhibition Ubuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action, and co-author of the exhibition catalog by the same name. She is also the co-founder and organizer of two digital humanities projects #BlkTwitterstorians and #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson.

Brown holds a PhD in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University and an MA in Public History from Northern Kentucky University. She is also a proud alumna of the Coppin State University Honors College.