Laura Laffrado

she/her, Professor


Pronunciation Laura Laffrado: LOR-ah Lah-FRAY-doh

An award-winning teacher, she is a specialist in early US literatures and cultures. Her most recent book is Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature, which won the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Edition Award. Her essays have appeared in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, ESQ, Legacy, LEAR: Literature in the Early Republic, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and other journals and collections.


Research Interests

  • Early American Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature
  • Autobiography
  • Pacific Northwest Women's Literary Regionalism
  • Early Twentieth-Century U.S.