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Lauren Anderson

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Lauren Anderson

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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 creates and curates content for various media platforms, including social media, website, video, and audio, in order to raise awareness of the compelling Women's History materials in Special Collections.  This growing public media presence encourages engagement from those on campus, such as faculty, students, staff; the broader Smith community including alumnae, visitors, and donors; the researchers who visit from far and wide; and potential donors and researchers who have yet to discover the Smith College Special Collections. You can see an example of her work in the "100 Years Empowering Change: A History of the Smith College School for Social Work.

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.