Liliana Milkova

Liliana Milkova assumed the position of Curator of Academic Programs at the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2009 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. As liaison between the AMAM and the Oberlin faculty, she has expanded significantly the museum’s outreach across the curriculum and developed new pedagogic strategies for teaching with art in non-art disciplines. At the AMAM, she has organized four exhibitions from the museum’s collection, including Illuminating Faith in the Russian Old Believer Tradition and The Legacy of Socialist Realism. She has also curated exhibitions and published essays on Soviet political propaganda, contemporary art from Eastern Europe, and 20th-century photography. She is the co-author of three recent articles: “Transfer: Learning in and Through the Academic Art Museum” (with Steven S. Volk; in A Handbook for Academic Museums: Advancing Engagement, 2014); “Engagement and Skill Development in Biology Students through Analysis of Art” (with Taylor Allen, in CBE-Life Sciences Education, Winter 2013) and “Crossing the Street Pedagogy: Using College Art Museums to Leverage Significant Learning Across the Campus” (with Steven S. Volk, in A Handbook for Academic Museums. Exhibitions and Education, 2012). Her scholarly expertise is in modern and contemporary art. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (2008) and an A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University (2000).