Dr. Lillian Wilson

Adjunct Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, Wayne State University; Director & Founder, Detroit Historical Consulting
PhD, History- Wayne State University; MA, Art History- American University; BA, Art History and Journalism- Syracuse University


View some of Dr. Lillian Wilson‘s work

Dr. Wilson is interested in the fields of U.S. history, public history, art and architectural history, and the history of gender, sexuality, and women.

Professional Experience

Dr. Wilson is the Humanities Career Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Wayne State University where she leads the Wayne State Humanities Clinic. Dr. Wilson is also founder and director of Detroit Historical Consulting which provides customized historical research for businesses and individuals. Her past professional experience includes work for the Detroit Historical Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

Recent/upcoming presentations include:

“Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera, and the Detroit Industry Murals,” Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe, MI (February 10, 2022)

“Wonderful and Alarming Women: The Women Who Founded the Freer Gallery of Art,” Charles Lang Freer House, Detroit, MI (March 31, 2022)