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Sylvea Hollis is an Associate Professor of African and African American History at Montgomery College. She also teaches courses in MC's Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program. She earned a Ph.D. in US History from the University of Iowa.

Before coming to Montgomery College in the fall of 2020, Dr. Hollis was a National Park Service-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and taught courses in gender and sexuality in the American Studies Department at The George Washington University. She earned a MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY-Oneonta) and has extensive experience in the museum field.


Her most current work is a research project on the “Birmingham Years” of the African American sculptor, John W. Rhoden, for a forthcoming exhibition catalog with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  She also is a board member for Perisphere Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. The theater,   "produces plays that examine personal and collective history and the notion of history itself."


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