Dr. Laura White

Professor

Dr. Laura White
615-904-8122
Room 354, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Fall 2020 Zoom Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 pm

or email for appointments at other times

Fall 2020 office hours will be remote<

Degree Information

  • PHD, SUNY Binghamton University (2009)
  • MA, University of Delaware (1999)
  • BA, University of Scranton (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 book Ecospectrality: Haunting and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Anglophone Novels was published by Bloomsbury Academic in May 2020. Ecospectrality analyses ways that ghosts and hauntings make the dispersed temporal and geographic scales of environmental threats narratable and...

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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 book Ecospectrality: Haunting and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Anglophone Novels was published by Bloomsbury Academic in May 2020. Ecospectrality 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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