College of Creative Studies: Liberal Arts
Lillian Wilson Szlaga is currently pursuing a PhD in History at Wayne State University where she is researching the life and home of Charles Lang Freer.
She also studies the history of sexuality and gender and how these topics are represented in visual and material culture.
“Crafting a Gilded Age Mansion: The Charles Lang Freer House, Detroit,” presented at the Graduate History Conference at the University of California, Davis, April 9, 2016
"Political Pornography and Charlie Hebdo," presented at the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, University of Hull, UK, September 9, 2015
“The Scandinavian Folkart of Rosemaling: Gender and Revival in America,” presented at the 5th Annual Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington, DC, October 31, 2014
“Abstracting and Representing a Landscape: O'Keeffe and Diebenkorn in New Mexico,” Community College Humanities Review, Special Issue, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2013
“An Abstract Landscape: O’Keeffe and Diebenkorn in New Mexico circa 1950,” presented at the Community College Humanities Association National Conference, Louisville, KY, October 25, 2013