Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
University of Sheffield
Laura studied International Relations and Environmental Science & Policy at the College of William & Mary in Virginia (USA) for her BA before completing the MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford in 2009. After five years working in civil service, and a graduate certificate in GIS (also from William & Mary), she decided to return to academia, completing her PhD in Geography at Clark University (Massachusetts, USA).
Subsequent to her role as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Environmental Studies at the College of the Holy Cross (also in Massachusetts), Laura joined the University of Sheffield Department of Geography as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in 2020. She also maintains an affiliation with the Clark University Center for the Study of Natural Resource Extraction and Society (Extractives@Clark).