Micah Parzen

Micah Parzen, Chief Executive Officer, Museum of Us (U.S.A.)

Micah Parzen is an experienced museum leader, anthropologist, and attorney. He has served as CEO of the Museum of Us (formerly the San Diego Museum of Man) since 2010, where he and his team are focused on developing better practices in what an anti-racist and decolonial museum can look like. In the past three years alone, the Museum of Us’ work has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Museum magazine, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic, among other high-profile media platforms. In addition to practicing employment law for many years, Dr. Parzen is a psychological and medical anthropologist. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University, a Juris Doctor from UC Davis, and a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. He currently serves as the Board President of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 28 arts & culture institutions in Balboa Park.

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