Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and is a principal participant in MSU’s Consortium on Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research
initiative. She directs the Omeka
web publishing project, which includes Omeka Classic
, Omeka S
, and Omeka Services
. Leon was the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor of History at George Mason University from 2004-2017 and oversaw collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country. She received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1997, 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).