The Body

Lauren LaFauci

Linköping University

Lauren LaFauci lives and works in Linköping, Sweden, where she is completing a book manuscript on the related histories of racial formation and environment in the pre-Civil War United States. Lauren holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has taught in the areas of American Studies and Environmental Humanities at several colleges and universities in the United States, Germany, and Sweden. She is currently postdoctoral researcher in environmental humanities and Program Convener of the Seed Box, the largest environmental humanities program in Sweden.


Nineteenth-century Americans believed that material environments could modify bodies: they conceived of their corporeal, emotional, and even vocational realities as porous to the air, soil, and water around them. Importantly,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lauren LaFauci (Linköping University)

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C19 Environmental Humanities


S2 » Seminar 2: C19 Environmental Humanities (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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