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Asantewa Boakyewa Marketing & Communications Coordinator, CAS CAS Marketing & Communication

Asantewa Boakyewa manages marketing and communications for the Department of Art and Department of Performing Arts and collaborates with the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. She has held curatorial posts at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and Banneker-Douglass Museum, as well as research and administrative appointments at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. In 2008, Boakyewa began her career in public history at Johns Hopkins University as a researcher for the Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project (DPAAP), a five-year Mellon-funded project that sought to uncover and make accessible the over 1 million records of the "Afro-American" newspaper, the oldest continually publishing African American newspaper in the country. She has curated contemporary art exhibitions and served as managing editor for publications of the Johns Hopkins University and Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Her research interests lie at the intersection of African American art and history with a special interest in the visual history and material culture of the Black Press, presenting on these topics at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the University of Maryland, Coppin State University, the annual conventions of the Association for African American Life and History (ASALH), and for local non-profits and municipal agencies. Boakyewa graduated Phi Alpha Theta with a B.A. in History, African American concentration from Morgan State University.