We are thankful for the help and support from all of our participants!

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will provide guidance and expertise on the larger critical and educational issues surrounding diversity in cultural heritage institutions and archival scholarship.

  • Moya Bailey (Northeastern University, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • Marty Blatt (Northeastern University, Professor of the Practice in History and Director of Public History Program)
  • Kimberly Christen (Washington State University, Associate Professor of English)
  • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown University, Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Professor of History of Art and Architecture)
  • Ellen Cushman (Northeastern University, Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Professor of English)
  • Élika Ortega (Northeastern University, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies)
  • Giordana Mecagni (Northeastern University, Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist)
  • Trevor Muñoz (University of Maryland, Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, Libraries, and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH))
  • Angel Nieves (Hamilton College, Associate Professor of Africana Studies)
  • Kelcy Shepherd (Digital Public Library of America, Network Manager)

Toolkit Core Design Group

The Toolkit Design Group will start by coming together in person for a two-day working meeting in Boston, and subsequently work together online and over the phone to develop a draft of the main grant outcome, the Design for Diversity Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Members of the Toolkit Design Group will be reimbursed for travel to Boston and receive an honorarium for their participation.

This group is currently under development — contact us if you’d like to learn more.


Critical Review Partners

Critical Review Partners will participate remotely, and commit to giving our draft materials thorough review and in-depth constructive criticism. They will work through online spaces such as shared documents and commenting systems.

This group is currently under development — contact us if you’d like to learn more.

Case Study Leads

Case studies will be an important aspect of the Toolkit and we’re also going to include some case study presentations in the first event on October 16-17. If you’re interested in providing a case study, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.


Northeastern University


  • Julia Flanders (Digital Scholarship Group, co-PI)
  • Amanda Rust (Digital Scholarship Group, co-PI)
  • Cara Messina (Northeastern University English Department PhD Student, Research Associate)
  • Sarah Sweeney (Digital Scholarship Group)
  • Ayesha Qamar (Northeastern University Libraries graphic design co-op, project icon design)