Lea Kabiljo is a Phd. Candidate in the department of Art Education at Concordia university in Montreal. Her research interests include oral history, photography, empathy within pedagogical contexts, and teacher training programs. Her artistic practice combines oral history with photography, examining ways that the life-story interview can elicit portraits of people’s inner lives. She teaches visual arts at high school and time-based media at undergraduate level.
Previously, she was the executive director or LOVE: Leave Out Violence, a leading non-profit organization in violence prevention for at-risk youth. She is a recipient of Fonds de recherche du Quebec doctoral scholarship, Concordia fellowship of fine arts, Concordia mobility award and Concordia fine arts travel award. In 2019 she was named Concordia Public Scholar, one of ten highly qualified PhD candidates selected across four faculties with a mandate to engage with wider community to share the significance of their emerging research. Lea is also an avid globe trotter and cheese lover.