Deirdre Harkins is a senior analyst on our Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. Deirdre previously worked alongside the LSCM team as the inaugural research and data fellow for the Black Trustees Alliance for Art Museums (BTA), focusing on the Art Museum Trustee Survey, and other museum-related projects. Her overall research interests revolve primarily around race/ethnicity, identity, and DEI initiatives. She is passionate about analyzing the representation of marginalized groups throughout history. 

Deirdre recently obtained a Master of Arts in museum studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and linguistics, and a master’s degree in world history, both from NYU, where her MA thesis focused on the silencing of marginalized communities in Argentina and the creation of a national identity.