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 is currently Scholar in Residence at the Bader International Study Centre, in Sussex. She has previously taught an upper-year undergraduate lecture course on Modernist Poetry and Prose, upper-year undergraduate seminars on British Elegy and Memoir, 1919–1939, and on T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, and graduate seminars for M.A.s and first-year PhDs on Modernist Satire and on the British Novel after 1910 at Queen's University in the 2015–2016 and 2018 academic years. 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 is based in the UK.
In a real, dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning,
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)