19th century and Victorian studies/global studies/critical theory, media studies
Lauren M. E. Goodlad is professor of English and was interim director of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory in 2008-9 before becoming director in August 2009. She has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a Masters in English from NYU, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. A specialist in Victorian literature and culture, Goodlad also has research and teaching interests in gothic genres; critical, feminist, postcolonial and political theory; cultural studies; and literature in relation to contemporary understandings of liberalism, globalization, internationalism, and development. She is a member of the Advisory Boards for Victorian Literature and Culture and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, a member of the Editorial Board for Victoriographies, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dickens Society, and (beginning July 2011) a member of the PMLA Advisory Committee. From 2006 to 2012 she was a member of the Executive Council for NAVSA, the Victorianist Review Editor for Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN), and Co-Head of the Victorian Editorial Board for NINES. In 2010 she was named a University Scholar and in Fall 2013 she began a two-year position as Provost Fellow for Undergraduate Education.