Laura Perry is the assistant director for research and public engagement. Her work engages with environmental justice, digital publishing and campus-community partnerships. Prior to joining the Center for Humanities, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar with University of Iowa’s Humanities for the Public Good initiative and helped design curriculum for humanities graduate students interested in a range of careers serving the public good. She earned her PhD in English from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the managing editor for Edge Effects magazine at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment. A founding member of the Humanities Podcast Network, Laura is also an experienced audio editor and podcaster.