Laya Liebeseller

Laya Liebeseller

Graduate Fellow
Graduate Fellow

Within C21 Laya focuses her attention on our communications and archives. She is in charge of our email lists, newsletter, and social media accounts (Twitter: @center21, Facebook: Center for 21st Century Studies, Instagram: @c21cs… pst… there are rumors that C21 might be on TikTok soon) Outside of C21 Laya is a Cultural Anthropologist, Game Designer, and TTRPG Gaymer. She is a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology Department at UWM working on play in the pandemic and did her fieldwork within analog gaming communities during their migration and adjustment to online spaces between January 2020 and April 2021. Her previous work focused on institutionalized play and has moved to understand what happens to our play practices and fieldwork methodologies during moments of cultural trauma and when our the mediums of our practices are forced to change.