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Lauren Anderson

School for Social Work History Intern

Lauren Anderson

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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
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Young Library, 219C



Ph.D., African American History, Michigan State University

B.A., History major, Physics minor, Arizona State University

Lauren is writing and designing a website to highlight the history of the Smith School of Social Work for its centennial celebration, June 29-July 1, 2018. During and after her research for this website, Lauren will be describing the contents of the School of Social Work archives that are unprocessed.

Lauren grew up in Colorado and Arizona before moving to the midwest for graduate study. She and her wife moved to Northampton in summer 2017. She creates 2D visual art that uses collage, watercolor, acrylic, woodburning and digital tools to capture moments of connection between diverse people, including LGBTQ, people of color, and others, who greet representation in visual media with joy.


Anderson, Lauren Louise. "Du Bois in Drag: Prevailing Women, Flailing Men, and the "Anne Du Bignon Pseudonym" in Citizen of the World: W. E. B. Du Bois's Late Career and Legacy. Edited by Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, forthcoming 2019.

Anderson, Lauren Kientz. “‘Free At Last’ A Course on the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement” Radical History Review, No. 119 (Spring 2014); 205-212.

Anderson, Lauren Kientz. “A Nauseating Sentiment, a Magical Device, or a Real Insight? Interracialism at Fisk University in 1930” Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, special edition on The African American Experience in Higher Education Before the Civil Rights Era. Edited by Roger L. Geiger, Christian Anderson, and Marybeth Gasman. 29 (2012); 75-112.