Cyrana is the research services archivist at the Environmental Design Archives. She is responsible for research assistance, reference requests, and instruction.
Cyrana Dowell holds a PhD in public history from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to joining CED, she served as full-time teaching faculty in the Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University. While there, Cyrana participated in a campus wide program committed to high-impact pedagogy for integrative learning. She was also affiliated faculty for the Women’s and Gender Studies program and in 2023 was honored with the department’s annual Creating Global Change Award. She received her MLIS (2011) and MA (2009) in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Florida, where she worked for both the Oral History Center and the Special and Digital Collections department at the USF library.