Lillia McEnaney is a student, anthropologist, writer, and aspiring museum practitioner. Her research centers on the American Southwest, museum anthropology, the anthropology of indigenous religions, and visual and material culture. Lillia graduated cum laude from Hamilton College in May 2017, with honors in Archaeology and Religious Studies. In Fall 2017, she will enter New York University's Museum Studies Master's program.
Lillia has maintained the Blog for the American Anthropological Association's Council for Museum Anthropology since 2014 and is currently collaboratively working on an ethnography of the CMA's inaugural conference, “Museum Anthropology Futures.”
Lillia has worked as an intern for various museums and cultural institutions across the United States, as a research, teaching, and gallery assistant, and on field projects in Greece and Macedonia. Most recently, Lillia served as the Content Coordinator and Web Editor for SAFE, a nonprofit organization that raises public awareness about antiquities trafficking, looting, and legislation.
She has presented at the European Association for the Study of Religions in Helsinki, at the New York 6 Undergraduate Conference in upstate NY, and at Museum Anthropology Futures in Montreal. Lillia has published with Religious Studies and Theology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion and Museum Anthropology, and online with SAPIENS, SAFE, and Center for Art Law.
Originally from Newtown, Connecticut, Lillia has lived and studied in London and Edinburgh. She is also a published and exhibited photographer, and currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and web designer.