Lilah Leopold is a PhD candidate in art history. Her research interests include how contemporary art practices reimagine the land that supports shared agricultural heritage. The working title of her dissertation is “Countering Apocalypses Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Land Use, Resource Extraction, and Contemporary Art.” Lilah has been a graduate affiliate of the Unit since the start of her MA as a fellow in the Learning to See Systems interdisciplinary graduate training program in 2015. Unit activities have played a key role in her teaching and curatorial efforts at UIUC. She is now a 2021-22 Humanities Research Institute Graduate Fellow.
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