Laura De Vos
Laura De Vos is an international student from Belgium working on her dissertation in Indigenous Studies and American Studies at the University of Washington English department in Seattle. She received her MA in English Literature and Linguistics and her MBA in Cultural Management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her research argues that Indigenous ways of knowing offer under-considered analytical tools for reading across the entire terrain of U.S. literature, especially in the second half of the 20th century.
She has volunteered with the Quinault Indian Nation Elder program in different capacities since 2014, and is now working specifically on an intergenerational digital oral history project with the Quinault elder program and the Taholah high school. Laura teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Washington in Indigenous literatures. She is also the Research Assistant for the Simpson Center supported interdisciplinary research cluster "Developing a Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.”