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Leslie Wilson

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Leslie M. Wilson is associate director for Academic Engagement and Research, where she supports emerging museum professionals and research initiatives. She is also a former Art Institute intern, having worked in Photography and Media 2011–2012 while pursuing her PhD at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021, she was assistant professor of art history at Purchase College, SUNY, and a curatorial fellow at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Her research, teaching, and curatorial endeavors focus on the history of photography, the arts of Africa and the African diaspora, modern and contemporary American art, and museum studies.

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