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 December 2015.
She is currently an Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Canada, where she is teaching an upper-year undergraduate seminar on British Elegy and Memoir, 1919–1939, and a graduate seminar for M.A.s and first-year PhDs on Modernism and Satire. She has previously taught an upper-year undergraduate lecture course on Modernist Poetry and Prose, and upper-year undergraduate seminar on T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, and a graduate seminar for M.A.s and first-year PhDs the British Novel after 1910 at Queen's University in the 2015–2016 academic year. Since 2012, she has developed and taught courses in Victorian (1832-1910) and Modern (1910 to present day) literature for both Final Honour Schools students and visiting students at St Anne's College, Oxford.
In 2014, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Oxonian Review – an online bi-weekly publication that features essays and reviews of recently published work in literature, politics, history, science and the arts – with which she had been involved since 2012.
She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario.
In a real, dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning,
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)