Dr. Laura White

Associate Professor

Dr. Laura White
615-904-8122
Room 371, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., SUNY Center, Binghamton (2009)
  • M.A., University of Delaware (1999)
  • B.A., University of Scranton, PA (1995)

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Anglophone literatures 
  • Ecocriticism
  • Gender and sexuality studies

Biography

Dr. Laura White teaches courses in contemporary Anglophone literatures (African, Australian, Caribbean and South Asian literatures), postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism. Her current book project, Ecospectrality: Haunting and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Anglophone Novels, analyses ways that ghosts and hauntings make the dispersed temporal and geographic scales of environmental threats narratable and urgently present for readers, allowing for an expanded awareness ...

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Dr. Laura White teaches courses in contemporary Anglophone literatures (African, Australian, Caribbean and South Asian literatures), postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism. Her current book project, Ecospectrality: Haunting and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Anglophone Novels, analyses ways that ghosts and hauntings make the dispersed temporal and geographic scales of environmental threats narratable and urgently present for readers, allowing for an expanded awareness of human cohabitation with and responsibilites to other beings and other generations. She is also interested in gender and sexuality studies and feminist environmentalism, and she teaches courses on these topics for MTSU's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

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