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Lillia McEnaney

Lillia McEnaney is a museum anthropologist and writer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Based at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, she is a curatorial assistant for the renovation of the museum’s permanent exhibition, Here, Now, and Always (Spring 2021) and the curator for the current exhibition, The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts (April 2019-Present). She is the Blog Manager for the Communications Committee and the Assistant to the Chair of the Local Arrangements Conference Committee for the Council for Museum Anthropology, a branch of the American Anthropological Association. Lillia received her B.A. (cum laude) in Archaeology and Religious Studies from Hamilton College (2017), and her an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University (2019).

Research Interests: museum anthropology; anthropology of art and religion; material and visual culture; histories of museums, photography, and anthropology; critical archival studies, settler colonialism and decolonizing museum practices

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Book Review: Bielo, James. Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park. New York: New York University Press, 2018.