Amalia Skarlatou Levi is an independent scholar and freelance professional with a multi-disciplinary background ranging from museum exhibits and historical research, to archival work. Her life's trajectory has taken her from the lulling waters of the Aegean Sea to the gates to the Orient on the Bosphorus, and from the glittering crossroads of North America to the alluring tropics in the Caribbean Sea.
Amalia holds a Master's in Library Sciences and Archives, and an M.A. in History, with a focus in Jewish Studies, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey; she completed her B.A. in Archaeology and History of Art in Athens, Greece. Prior to returning to graduate school, Amalia worked in museums, developing exhibits, and conducting archival research. She was the founding curator of The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews in Istanbul. She has presented extensively on the intellectual underpinnings of augmenting historical scholarship on diasporas and minorities through linking and enriching dispersed collections. She is also interested in how archives and museums inform our understanding of our identity and in how memory and identity are articulated and reified in archives, particularly online ones. Amalia is the co-editor of the book Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada.