Tsione Wolde-Michael is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Harvard University with a secondary field concentration in African and African American studies. Her academic interests have intersected with public history and policy to highlight the histories of marginalized groups and provide critical policy recommendations on issues ranging from economic diplomacy in east Africa to gender and security in Eastern Europe. She has won fellowships and awards for her research from the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the US Department of Education among others. Her professional experience includes working in curatorial at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and conducting policy analysis at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds a B.A. in women and gender studies from Macalester College where she was a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Tsione grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2008).
Updated May 2014
More from Tsione Wolde-Michael
How D.C.’s Museums Plan to Preserve the New Era of Protest
In this interview with Atlas Obscura, Senior Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael discusses how museums in Washington D.C. are documenting protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder, as they happen.
Behind the Scenes at the NMAAHC
Senior Fellow Tsione Wolde-Michael co-curates an exhibit at the newly opened National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.
Shaping Preferential Treatment Policies without Race: The Case of Admission to Elite Institutions of Higher Education In France
Tsione Wolde-Michael wrote Shaping Preferencial Treatment Policies without Race: The Case of Admission to Elite Institutions of Higher Education In France as part of the 2014 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Announcing the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows