Rhonda D. Jones, Ph.D.

About Me

Cultural Heritage Informatics Specialist
I am an international scholar and writer specializing in trauma-informed archives, memory, storytelling, and digital curation. Passionate about reducing barriers to information by addressing the capacity gaps of heritage traditions in underrepresented communities, I research the stories, structures, and systems that reflect a diverse array of lived perspectives. 
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EXPERIENCE

2019-present

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Community Digital Archivist

2018-2019

Fulbright Visiting Professor, American Studies

University of Cheik Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

2017-2018

Northeastern University School of Law, Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project

Lead Archivist

2007-2014

North Carolina Central University

Assistant Professor & Director of Public History

EDUCATION

Howard University, Ph.D.

United States History

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, M.S.L.S.

Library and Information Science w/concentration in Archives

Howard University, M.A.

Public History, Latin American & Caribbean

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS:

NEH/Indiana University, Bloomington, Summer 2024

NEH/Indiana University, Bloomington, Summer 2024

Content Warnings: Engaging Trauma and Controversy in Research Collections

Engaged Faculty Scholar, NC Campus Engagement, 2023-2024

Engaged Faculty Scholar, NC Campus Engagement, 2023-2024

We Make Culture Hum: Documenting African American Music in the Piedmont

Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2024

Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2024

Library, Museums, and Visual Culture

Fulbright Visiting Professor, 2018-2019

Fulbright Visiting Professor, 2018-2019

University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)

WARA/WARC Library Fellow, 2015

WARA/WARC Library Fellow, 2015

West African Research Association/West African Research Center

Critical Language Scholar (CLS), Bahasa Indonesia, 2014

Critical Language Scholar (CLS), Bahasa Indonesia, 2014

University of Malang

Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014

Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014

IRDW Fellow, 2013-2015

IRDW Fellow, 2013-2015

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

Spectrum Scholar, 2013

Spectrum Scholar, 2013

American Library Association (ARL)

Mosaic Fellow 2013

Mosaic Fellow 2013

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Your Heritage Matters

Consulting Expertise

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