Lydia Epp Schmidt

Lydia Epp Schmidt
  • Ph.D

Contact Info

213C Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Lydia Epp Schmidt is currently a Ph.D. student in the American Studies department at the University of Kansas. They received their bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in The Creation, Manipulation, and Consumption of Visual Identity from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Their master’s degree is in American Studies from the Universität Humboldt zu Berlin. They are currently the Assistant Editor of American Studies.

Their research takes dandelions and their human and more-than-human contexts as a case study to ask questions about bodies/bodily value, animacy, borders, the logics and grammars of nation, ecologies, dis/ability, weediness, and networks of care (among many more).