Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and a Master of Library Science degree. Her recent research is an ethnographic study of self-representative local church museums, considering ways that groups leverage institutional authority to amplify and more broadly disseminate messages. Since 2015 Suzanne has been the Associate Director of Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to joining the IAS, she was a member of the Anthropology Department at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, where she was program specialist for the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) and other programs, helping to train researchers to study and use museum collections and making collections and museum resources more accessible to source communities and visitors. Other projects she managed at the Smithsonian included programming related to the American Anthropological Association’s exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? (2011 – 2012) and a grant-funded multi-year digitization project focused on at-risk audio and visual materials documenting endangered languages.