Project Director, Mapping Prejudice Project

John R. Borchert Library


Kirsten Delegard is one of the co-founders of the Mapping Prejudice Project. A third-generation Minneapolitan, she trained originally as a women's historian and explored the history of women and politics in her early research. More recently she has devoted her energy to public history and unearthing the complex past of her hometown. This focus led to Mapping Prejudice and the Historyapolis Project, which Delegard also founded. 

In addition to her appointment in the libraries, she holds faculty affiliations with the Department of Geography, Environment and Society and the Heritage Studies and Public History Program.


Ph.D., History Duke University
M.A., History Duke University
B.A., Wesleyan University (College of Social Studies)

Awards & Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
Legacy Research Fellowship, Gale Family Library, Minnesota Historical Society
Academic Innovator Award, Minnesota Library Association, 2019
Governor's Geospatial Commendation Award, State of Minnesota, 2019
Alice Smith Public History Prize, Midwestern History Association, 2015

Selected Presentations & Publications