Up until a few weeks ago, my online portfolio was pretty static. A more dynamic portfolio would reflect my experience, aspirations and creativity. A static portfolio also seems counterintuitive, especially for a public historian trying to create a space for people to understand how the past relates to their life now.
I am a Public History PhD student interested in museum leadership, museum sustainability, heritage and economic development, curatorial projects, outreach, African-American/Diaspora history, women’s history and art. I work in these spaces professionally, and now I am further exploring them in the academy. My online identity needs to reflect this too.
I am going to write bimonthly blog posts documenting my progress, questions and reflections. Beyond that, I hope this section of my portfolio will become a space for open dialogue on related subjects. Grappling with ideas and discussing them leads to growth!