Originating from the nineteenth-century world fairs and expositions that exhibited living non-European people and their cultural objects as spectacles and sources of curiosity for a white European gaze, the modern-day museum’s antecedents in coloniality continue to lay bare their legacies. Museums still display looted cultural objects without transparency.

As academics, we transform the Academy by demolishing the vision of what an academic is and isn’t—the roles themselves—and realize that anyone who doesn’t fit the mold still belongs.