Meet an IAS Staff Member: Andrea Manolov


I am excited to be joining the IAS as a Media Specialist for the Minnesota Transform initiative. As a public historian I am passionate about practices of relationship building and collective history writing as a means of transformative justice. 

With Minnesota Transform, I look forward to growing as a media maker for the work of racial justice in higher education. My past projects include the Interstate Digital Archive, a place-based archive of queer and trans Asian American space-making in the Twin Cities, and program coordination for the Climates of Inequality traveling exhibition, a project of the Humanities Action Lab. For my capstone in the Heritage Studies and Public History program at the University of Minnesota, I co-directed History for the Future, a public exhibition and program series exploring the histories and politics of mutual aid in the Twin Cities.

I enjoy biking and exploring local bookstores, and am always up for coffee chats. Alongside my work for Minnesota Transform, I am excited to join the visioning team for the new Banana Leaf Collective, an emerging local BIPOC design collective.