Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Ohio State University
Lauren Gantz specializes in Caribbean and American Ethnic Literatures, with additional interests in trauma, memory, and archival studies. She teaches courses in these areas, as well as composition and courses on literature and censorship. Her research focuses on the way that novels by contemporary Caribbean writers negotiate historical trauma.
"Archiving the Door of No Return in Dionne Brand's At the Full and Change of the Moon." Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. 13.2 (2015). 123-147.
"'Nothing ever ends': Archives of Written and Graphic Testimony in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. 46.4 (2015): 123-153.