Lara Kriegel Interview

Living + Learning

Collins Living Learning Center has been a flagship dorm on IU’s campus since 1972. A Living Learning Center (LLC) within the College of Arts and Sciences, Collins is home to an eclectic community of residents who prize creativity, diversity, green innovation, and social justice. Lara Kriegel, associate professor in the Departments of History and English, began her new role as director of Collins LLC last July, and welcomed her newest cohort of “Collinsites” last Fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Kriegel is guiding Collins during one of the most challenging periods since its founding, and yet, she says, community spirit is as strong as ever.