Trevor Muñoz

Trevor Muñoz is the Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). In this role, he provides management and strategic direction for MITH's portfolio of digital humanities research, community building, and teaching activities. His own current research is centered in a community-university collaborative dedicated to preserving and sharing the heritage of the historic African American community of Lakeland in College Park, Maryland, through community members' own voices. His previous work has focused on humanities approaches to data curation, the strategic opportunities and challenges of doing digital humanities work within the institutional and cultural structures of academic research libraries, and on the design and sustainability of interdisciplinary research collaborations. Muñoz is a member of the founding team of the African American History and Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative and has served, since 2017, as a Co-Principal Investigator for the major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports AADHum. With Jennifer Guiliano, he serves as Co-Director of the Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching (HILT) Institute. Before assuming the full-time leadership role at MITH, Muñoz previously served as the center's Associate Director and also as Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research in the University of Maryland Libraries. Muñoz holds an MA in Digital Humanities from the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and an MS in Library and Information Science from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.