Lauren Boasso, Ph.D.

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Senior Lecturer
Writing Center Director

English Department
College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. Media, Art, and Text – Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016

M.A. Comparative Literature – Binghamton University, 2008

B.A. English, Studio Art Minor – Augusta University, 2006

About Lauren

An interdisciplinary background in the humanities informs my approach to teaching composition and literature courses. Because students operate in an increasingly digital world that requires proficiency with a variety of media, I assign projects that incorporate visual analysis and digital production. I challenge students to consider the relationship between image and text in both course readings and the projects they create. My research focuses on the multiple and often ambiguous representations of Victorian prisoners during the pivotal period when prisons began shutting their doors to outsiders. An emphasis on the context of media production and circulation structures both my teaching and research.

Courses Taught

ENGL 1150/6679 Peer Tutoring Practicum
ENGL 4487 Representations of "the Criminal"
ENGL 4484 Framing Museum Experience
HNRS 4457 Honors Thesis Presentation
ENGL 4480 English Internship
ENGL 4489 Digital Humanities Lab (team-taught course)
HNRS 3000 Book Club
ENGL 2200 Studies in Literature (Photography in the Contemporary Novel)
ENGL 1112 Academic Inquiry & Writing
ENGL 1114 Academic Inquiry & Writing (with lab)


Excellence in Teaching by Lecturer Faculty, University of New Haven (2021)

Johnson Family Award for Excellence in the Teaching of First-Year Writing, University of New Haven (2019)

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