Laura Carpenter

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Laura is a PhD student in American Studies. She received her B.A. in history and political science at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and her M.A. in History: Public History at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research dapples in the fields of public history, digital humanities, labor history, Indigenous studies, and memory studies with specific interests in studying the relationship between history and memory, hoboing culture, Indigenous placemaking, digital archiving, and oral history. Currently, she is developing a digital archive called Hobo Archive in partnership with the hoboing community of the upper Midwest.