Laura Collier

Laura Collier

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Laura Collier is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia. By employing an adapted history of emotions approach ("Future Emotions"), in conjunction with activist theory, Laura’s thesis explores ways in which speculative fiction narratives by women imagine a future for humanity, and considers the power inherent in the utopian imagination. Laura received a First Class Honours in English and Cultural Studies in 2018, also with the University of Western Australia. Laura is the Australian Representative for the international Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA), Postgraduate Representative for the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) and the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, and is a part of the Editorial Collective for LIMINA Journal. Laura is also one of the founding members of the new sff magazine, Ancillary Review of Books (ARB). 

Teaching overview

ENGL2604 Romanticism and Revolution

ENGL3001 Poetry and Poetics  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Arts (English and Cultural Studies), Honours (First Class), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 12 Dec 2018

Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Bachelor Degree , Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University

Award Date: 18 Aug 2017


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