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Sony Prosper

Sony Prosper is a Ph.D. in Information student at the University of Michigan. He is also pursuing a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. His interests are broadly the social, cultural, and historical contexts of intangible cultural heritage, archival practices, recordkeeping practices, museum practices, and technology use, particularly in the U.S. and the Caribbean. He is currently interested in examining two research threads. The first is how members and volunteers of nontraditional, community-based, and grassroots archives conceptualize records and how these conceptualizations inform archival programs and practices in the U.S. The second is the repatriation of cultural heritage material, particularly to Haiti.

Before being a Ph.D. student, Sony worked at the University of Virginia Library, where his work included collection development, exhibition curation, instruction, and outreach. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University (formerly known as Simmons College).