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Liliana Macias

Graduate Assistant

Gender and Women's Studies

Phd student, History, Work Race Gender and the Urban World concentration

Pronouns: she/they


Building & Room:

UH 1211


Liliana Macias is an educator, cultural worker, and scholar. As a scholar, she is a PhD student in the History department where her research focus is the cultural histories of queer Latine/x Chicagoans. As an educator she has teaching experience in both higher education and K-12, curriculum development, and professional development for educators. Her teaching practice has been shaped by bell hooks’ work and her parents who have been CPS educators for more than twenty-five years. She has shaped this practice through her work in informal education through museums and cultural centers as well as a former lecturer for Northeastern Illinois University. As a cultural worker, she has developed and managed education initiatives for museums that center racial equity, advised and led exhibition curation, and developed community led public engagement programs. She also provides contract work to support local cultural institutions through strategic planning and community centered program development models.


Northeastern Illinois University, BA Latino and Latin American studies with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies 2016
University of Illinois Chicago, Master Latino and Latin American Studies 2018