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Sharon Leon

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Sharon Leon

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Sharon Leon

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Position(s) at CHNM

Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director, World History Matters
Associate Director, Educational Projects
Director of Public Projects
Research Associate Professor

Began at CHNM


Where are they now?

Fairfax, VA

Current Position

Director of Public Projects

Biographical Text

Sharon 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 recieved her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1994, and her doctorate in American Studies from the Unversity of Minnesota in 2004. Her first book, An Image of God: Catholics and American 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 doing digital public history.

At the 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, and the American Social History Project at the City University of New York. 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.




“Sharon Leon,” RRCHNM20, accessed April 20, 2024, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/58.