*The background image for the above header is Whistler's Nocture in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket (1875).
Laura is an early career researcher investigating the connections between technology, gender, politics, and aesthetics in the city in late-Victorian, Edwardian, and Modernist literature. Her doctoral research on literary responses to the electrification of London at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries was funded by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. She completed her D.Phil. in English Literature at St Anne's College at the University of Oxford in 2016.
She has taught a range of upper-year undergraduate lecture courses and seminars as well as graduate seminars for MA students and first-year doctoral candidates on topics in early twentieth century literature at Queen’s University in Canada and at the University of Oxford, where she also supervises a number of undergraduate dissertations in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature.
Laura is currently the co-host of LitSciPod, a podcast about Literature and Science. Recent episodes are available across all podcasting platforms.
She is based in the UK.