“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”--Zora Neale Hurston
Sylvea Hollis is an Assistant Professor in African American History at Montgomery College. 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."