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Laura Beard, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Vice President (Research), Professor

Native Studies | Arts

Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

About Me

I am Associate Vice President (Research), working in the Office of the Vice President (Research), where my role is to develop, support and sustain excellence in research in the social sciences and humanities areas across campus. In the Faculty of Arts, I co-chair the Arts Working Group on Indigenous Initiatives.

Degrees

  • PhD, Hispanic Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • M.A., Hispanic Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • B.A., English, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA



Research

My research interests include life narratives, Inter-American literature, Indigenous literatures and cultures and contemporary Latin American women writers. I serve on the steering committee for the International Autobiography Association Chapter of the Americas and am a consulting editor for the journal a/b Autobiography Studies