About

Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1997 and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her first book, An Image of God: the Catholic Struggle with Eugenics, was published by University of Chicago Press (May 2013). Prior to joining the History Department at MSU, Leon spent over thirteen years at George Mason University’s History Department as the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media as Director of Public Projects, were she oversaw collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country, and served as a Director of the Omeka web publishing platform.

In the past, she has taken a leadership role in the following projects: