Leila Anne Harris is a PhD candidate in the History of Art at The Graduate Center, City University of New York specializing in the history of photography. Her dissertation, “Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Industry in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880-1914,” considers how photographs functioned as nationalistic propaganda advertising the merits of British-grown tea through a romanticization of colonial labor and a celebration of industry in the British Empire. Her research has been recognized with support from the Social Sciences Research Council, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She holds a BA with Highest Distinction in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Virginia. Before pursuing graduate studies she was an Aunspaugh Fellow at the University of Virginia and worked in a professional photography lab. More recently, she has worked as a curatorial intern at the Museum of Modern Art and as a fellow at the Morgan Library & Museum. In fall 2018 she will be a visiting scholar at the Yale Center for British Art.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership to Convene its 2018 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will welcome fifteen art history doctoral students to New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. This fifth iteration of the program will bring ... Read More >
Highlights from the Fifth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) convened its fifth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The program assembled 15 art history doctoral students from a dozen universities specializing in areas ranging from Roman glass portraits through to modern ... Read More >