Mann is a leading director and researcher on racial redress initiatives at the intersection of U.S. history, international human rights, and racial repair. In 2019, she co-founded the African American Redress Network (AARN) at Columbia University. AARN serves as an innovative model for scholars and advocates to further groundbreaking work in activism to promote racial redress for U.S. historical racial injustices.
Mann currently serves as Director of Operations and Programming at the John Mitchell Justice Project at George Mason Carter School for Peace and Reconciliation and is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Previously she served as the Executive Director for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University’s School of Law and VP of Research for the Georgetown Memory Project.
Mann co-authored Segregation in Evanston: An Impact Study (2021), To lift as we climb: A textbook analysis of the segregated school experience (2013) and the Historical examination of the segregated school experience (2015). Mann's work can also be viewed online at American Ancestors, GU272 Memory Project. Oral histories which she performed during her time at the Georgetown Memory Project will be preserved at the American Folklife Center repository at the Library of Congress.
Mann received her Ph.D. in Education Policy from George Mason University in 2015 and then held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the American Educational Research Association. She is a seasoned educator with over ten years of postgraduate teaching experience and ten years as a public-school history educator. Mann started her career as a conflict resolution specialist and has decades of experience as a political grassroots organizer.