Lae’l Hughes Watkins

Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is Assistant Professor and University Archivist at Kent State University, where her work includes preserving records of various formats, providing access to materials, working directly with the University records management program, providing reference and instruction, and development of collections, particularly those related to Kent State’s May 4 Collection that documents the 1970 campus shootings. She is the Founder of Project STAND, and her research areas focus on outreach to marginalized communities, documenting student activism within disenfranchised populations, and utilizing narratives of oppressed voices within the curricula of post-secondary education spaces.

Collection(s): Kent State University