Tsione Wolde-Michael was a Ph.D. candidate in history at Harvard University with a secondary field concentration in African and African American studies. Her academic interests have intersected with public history and policy to highlight the histories of marginalized groups and provide critical policy recommendations on issues ranging from economic diplomacy in east Africa to gender and security in Eastern Europe. She has won fellowships and awards for her research from the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the US Department of Education among others. Her professional experience includes working in curatorial at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and conducting policy analysis at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds a B.A. in women and gender studies from Macalester College where she was a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Tsione grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (2008).
2005 student delegation
Meredith Aby of Fightback! interviewed Marty Hoerth, Erika Zurawski, and Tsione Wolde-Michael, part of a June 2004 student delegation from Minnesota and Montana to recently tour Colombia, organised by Colombia Action network and Community Action for Justice in the Americas.
- Fightback, Sept/Oct 2005]