PhD Student - 3rd Year
American Literary Studies
Core Writing Instructor
C19 Graduate Assistant
Lauren's recent publications include her chapter entitled "Teaching the History and Theory of American Comics: 20th-Century Graphic Novels as a Complex Literary Genre" in Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom: Pedagogical Possibilities of Multimodal Literacy Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). Lauren also authored nine entries in the Edinburgh Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Writers (Forthcoming, University of Edinburgh Press). Her entries detail the biographical and publication history of prominent Scottish comics authors and illustrators including Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Alan Grant, and Mark Millar.
Lauren's research areas include 19th, 20th, and 21st Century American Literature, graphic novels, Southwestern literature, and environmentalist writing.