Laura Nelson

Humanities and the University of the Future Postdoctoral Fellow 2022-2024

 Nelson has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University and a M.St. in Literature from Oxford University, where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. Over the past five years, she has taught courses on literature, film, cultural history, and education at Harvard, Deep Springs College, and Tidelines Institute. Alongside teaching and research, Laura organizes experimental spaces of gathering and learning in cities and has been a part of collective projects including the Library of Study, the Oakland Summer School, and There Will Always Be Soup. Her current book project, Practices of Study: Assembling a Counter Education, aims to celebrate traditions and histories of learning outside institutions.