Local earns Ph.D.

Lauren Kilroy

Malibu native Lauren Kilroy, who attended Viewpoint School and Malibu High School, recently received her Ph.D. in art history from UC Los Angeles. She also holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from the same university. Dr. Kilroy’s dissertation focused on 18th century Mexican paintings of the “Sacred Heart” and considered the idea of continuing notions of Aztec heart sacrifice in Mexico’s colonial period. Currently, she teaches at the University of Oregon in the art history department.