Laura is a media archivist and historian of radio & television broadcasting.
She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Screen Cultures Program at Northwestern University,
where she is finishing a doctoral dissertation entitled "Show Rooms: Domestic
Sitcom Architecture 1929 - 1959."
Current Positions :
Manager, Northwestern University Radio Archive Project [NURAP]
Graduate Representative, Radio Preservation Task Force, The Library of Congress
Graduate Representative, TV Studies Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Graduate Student Advisor, Radio Station WNUR
Forthcoming and Recent Publications :
“Radio Sitcoms: History and Preservation," Blackwell Companion to The History of Broadcasting, ed. Aniko Bodroghkozy, Wiley-Blackwell
“Revitalizing the Northwestern University Radio Archive Project, Rediscovering Midwestern Radio History,” Journal of Radio and Audio Media
“Frederick Kiesler and the Speculative Future of Avant-Garde TV,” Écranosphère
review of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” by Joanne Morreale.” Film & History
review of “Inside the Rise of HBO: A Personal History of the Company that Transformed Television by Bill Mesce, Jr.” Journal of Popular Film & Television