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Laura Wright

Assistant Professor

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Main Hall 313C


Laura A. Wright earned her BA degrees in English and Drama at the University of Montana and completed her MA and PhD at the University of Connecticut.  Her research interests include multiethnic literatures of the United States, graphic narrative, and dystopian literature.  In the classroom, she encourages students to challenge dominant cultural narratives by reading with and against materials, and to speak back to these narratives with materials of their own. Her book manuscript, “Prizing Difference: PEN Awards and Multiculturalist Politics in American Fiction,” examines the intersection of national prizes for the novel with discourses surrounding multiculturalism from the 1930s to the present. She has received a fellowship from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and archival fellowships from the libraries at the University of Virginia and Princeton University in support of this project.  She enjoys spending time hiking and fishing in the Montana outdoors.