Carla Tilghman

PhD Student
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Bailey Hall


​​You never know where life will lead you. Carla learned to spin and weave at the age of 12, an activity that has defined much of her personal and professional life. After a 12-year career as a paramedic, she returned to graduate school, earning an MA in Art History from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Textile Arts from Kent State University. Current, Carla works as an artist and is pursuing a degree in American Studies, researching contemporary artist weavers who use digital technology to challenge gendered notions of materiality.


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