Sharon M. Leon

Sharon M. Leon is the director of Public Projects at the Center for History and New Media and associate professor in the History and Art History Department. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1994, and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her book, An Image of God: the Catholic Struggle with Eugenics, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. She is currently doing research on Catholicism in the United States after Vatican II, and working on a project on digital public history. At the Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Leon oversees collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country, such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She manages the Center's digital exhibit and archiving projects, as well as a research and tool development for public history, including Omeka and Scripto. Leon also writes and presents on using technology to improve the teaching and learning of historical thinking skills.


The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Sharon M. Leon