Dr. Diana E. Marsh
Research Anthropologist
Smithsonian Institution


Dr. Diana Marsh Research Anthropologist

Smithsonian Institution


Diana is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives (NAA). She studies how heritage institutions produce and share knowledge. Her current research focuses on the digital dissemination of archival and museum collections.

At the Smithsonian, she is leading a three-year NSF-funded project to research the use, access, and discoverability of the NAA’s collections. She is currently finishing a project with the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to collect stories about the uses and effects of digitized ethnographic collections for Native and Indigenous communities. She is also working with Ricardo Punzalan to revitalize the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records.

For more information, please visit https://naturalhistory.si.edu/staff/diana-marsh