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Leyla Vural is an oral historian and social geographer based in New York City. Her work includes projects about New York City’s potter’s field; neighborhood change in New York and efforts to preserve sites of cultural importance in working-class communities and communities of color; interviews with LGBTQ New Yorkers about life before and after the 1969 Stonewall Uprising; interviews with folklorists, musicians, craftspeople, and historians for a series of cultural audio tours about Sligo and Donegal, Ireland; interviews with scientists about discovery; and interviews for The Civilians, a theater company that writes and stages original plays, musicals, and cabaret shows from people’s real words. Leyla’s work is available online and held at The LGBT Community Center, the New-York Historical Society, the New York Preservation Archive Project, and The Rockefeller University.