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English Faculty - Laura Laffrado

Laura Laffrado

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-2886
Office: HU 379
Personal Website: The Ella Higginson Recovery Project


PhD, English, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, English, State University of New York at Buffalo
MFA, English, University of Montana
AB, English, Vassar College

Portrait of Laura Laffrado

Research and Teaching Interests

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

Selected Publications


Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature.

Uncommon Women: Gender and Representation in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women’s Writing.

Hawthorne's Literature for Children.