Micha Broadnax is a memory worker and archival strategist currently residing on the ancestral land of the Nonotuck people. Inspired by Black feminist imaginations and space-making, she pursued the library profession to explore archiving as a practice of self-care and the activation of archival spaces for community building. She is passionate about story keeping, documentation and knowledge retention in movement organizing and family histories.
Micha lead the execution of the Black Teacher Archive, a project envisioned and co-principally investigated by Dr. Jarvis Givens and Dr. Imani Perry. In collaboration with colleagues at Harvard Library and across the country, she developed processes and coordinated labor to support the digital centralization of materials created by African American educators in the 20th century.
In addition to community and personal archives consultation, Micha has held positions at Mount Holyoke College, Converse, Emerson College, and Harvard Law School. They have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University. They earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives management from Simmons University. Micha's first professional experience in archives was through the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Mosaic Fellowship at Schlesinger Library under the mentorship of Jenny Gotwals.