Leonard Hoover Leid




Leonard Hoover Leid is a graduate student at the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington where he is concentrating on agricultural practices in Romania. He received a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Messiah College in 2008. His research interests include Eastern European languages, memory studies and farming practices.
Leonard grew up on a farm in a Pennsylvania German Mennonite community in Pennsylvania. His cultural family history and agricultural experience inform him in his academic pursuits. Leonard currently lives in Brasov, Romania where he is studying Romanian and Hungarian and researching food security on a Boren Fellowship.