Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Leah Hopkins

Community Engagement Specialist
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Leah Hopkins is a citizen of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and is the new Community Engagement Specialist at the Museum. She is responsible for working collaboratively with Indigenous and Tribal communities, museums, and other institutions and Brown students and faculty to develop, implement and evaluate programming and education initiatives that best improve the visibility and promote the perspectives of Indigenous populations in New England.

Leah holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island, and has a background in museum and tribal education that spans over 10 years, working at both the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and with other regional institutions, organizations and tribal communities. Leah has done and continues to do extensive work within the New England region to promote the visibility, histories cultural complexities, and cultural continuity of the area’s Indigenous peoples.