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LaFlamme, Marcel

Marcel LaFlamme is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University in Houston. He is currently conducting fieldwork on unmanned aircraft testing and training in and around ...
Michèle Lamont

Lamont, Michèle

Michèle Lamont is professor of sociology and African American studies at Harvard; director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and codirector, Successful Societies Program, Canadian ...

Landsman, Anne

Anne Landsman is the award-winning author of the novels The Rowing Lesson and The Devil’s Chimney. She has written for the Guardian, the Believer, and the Washington Post, among many other ...

Landsverk, Kaveh

Kaveh Landsverk is a PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His research concerns African diaspora literatures, incarceration, and speculative fiction.

Larson, Jordan

Jordan Larson is a writer in New York.

Lau, Travis Chi Wing

Travis Chi Wing Lau is a Franklin/Fontaine doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Department of English. His research interests include 18th- and 19th-century British literature, the ...

Law, Jules

Jules Law is Professor of English Literature at Northwestern University. He has written widely on Victorian literature, James Joyce, and literary theory. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and ...

Lawrie, Paul

Paul Lawrie is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He is the author of “‘Salvaging the Negro’: Vocational Rehabilitation and African American Veterans, 1917–1924,” ...

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2017, she will have published 23 novels, 12 collections of stories, 5 books of essays, 13 books for children ...
Joshua Benjamin Leavitt

Leavitt, Joshua Benjamin

Joshua Benjamin Leavitt is a doctoral candidate at the Ohio State University studying American police literature and true-crime fiction.

Lefebvre, Noémi

After two virtuoso books revisiting the art of interior monologue, Noémi Lefebvre published L’Enfance politique (2015; A Political Childhood). A highly political novel with a grand burlesque vitality ...

Lefèvre, Cécile

Cécile Lefèvre is Professor in Sociology at the University Paris-Descartes. Her research focuses on social protection systems in post-Soviet and emerging countries, and the relation between social ...

Lehr, John

John Lehr earned an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Carnegie Museum ...

Lembcke, Jerry

Jerry Lembcke is Associate Professor Emeritus at College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998) and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and ...

Lemoine, Sanaë

Sanaë Lemoine was raised in France and Australia. She works in a test kitchen. When she’s not cooking or editing recipes, you’ll find her at work on her novel or writing about food at www.petitriz ...

LeRoux, Ayden

Ayden LeRoux is an artist and the author of Odyssey Works (2016) and Isolation and Amazement (2012). Trained as a large-format photographer at New York University, her practice spans installation ...
Margaret Levi by Nikki Ritcher

Levi, Margaret

Margaret Levi, Stanford University, is the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a professor of political science, and a senior fellow of the Woods ...

Levine, Caroline

Caroline Levine is Chair of the English Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is one of a team of editors for the new Norton Anthology of World Literature and the author of three ...

Levy, Jonathan

Jonathan Levy is an assistant professor of history at Princeton University. His first book, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America, is forthcoming from Harvard ...

Liming, Sheila

Sheila Liming is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Dakota, where she teaches classes on 20th-century American fiction and digital media.

Linker, Beth

Beth Linker is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of the History and Sociology of Science. Her book, War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America (2011) ...

Linton, David

David Linton is Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College as well as President of the New York State conference of the American Association of University Professors.

Lipsky, Pat

Pat Lipsky’s paintings are in 22 museum collections, including the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, the S.F. MoMA, and the Brooklyn. She’s had 29 one-woman exhibitions. More writing can be found at her ...

Livingston, James

James Livingston teaches history at Rutgers University. He’s written a lot of books, starting with one on the Fed. The most recent is No More Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea, from UNC ...
Julie Livingston

Livingston, Julie

Julie Livingston is professor of history and social and cultural analysis at New York University. Her most recent book is Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic ...

Llobrera, Kairos G.

Kairos G. Llobrera received his PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and is currently an academic advisor at the University of Southern California.

Lloyd, Toby

Toby Lloyd earned his MFA in fiction from New York University. He now works as a freelance editor and writer.

Loss, Robert

Robert Loss teaches in the English and Philosophy Department at Columbus College of Art and Design. His critical writing about popular culture has appeared in PopMatters, Ghettoblaster, The Comics ...

Love, Heather

Heather Love teaches English and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard), and has written on topics ...

Lucey, Michael

Michael Lucey teaches comparative literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality (2003) and ...

Luckett, Josslyn

Josslyn Jeanine Luckett is a playwright, essayist, and occasional preacher from Los Angeles, currently working on her PhD in Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She blogs at ...

Luckhurst, Roger

Roger Luckhurst is the editor of Lovecraft’s Classic Horror Tales (Oxford University Press, 2013). He teaches literature at the University of London and was visiting professor at Columbia University ...

Luhrmann, Tanya Marie

Tanya Marie Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor at Stanford University. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and many other ...

Lukes, Steven

Steven Lukes is Professor of Sociology at NYU. His books include Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, Power: A Radical View, Moral Relativism, and The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A ...

Lumsden, Alison

Alison Lumsden holds a chair in English Literature at the University of Aberdeen. She was a general editor of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels and is now lead editor for a scholarly ...

Lupton, Christina

Christina Lupton teaches at the University of Warwick and lives in London and Copenhagen. She has also taught at the Universities of British Columbia, Copenhagen, Lund, and Michigan. Since the ...

Lyden, Jacki

Jacki Lyden was an award-winning correspondent and host for NPR for 35 years on such shows as Morning Edition & All Things Considered.  The author of a bestselling memoir, Daughter of the Queen ...

Lye, Colleen

Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley, works on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, with special interests in realism, race, and empire. She is the author of ...

Lynch, Deidre

Deidre Lynch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard. Her books include Loving Literature: A Cultural History (2015).