Lauris McQuoid-Greason is a fourth-year Ph.D. student of Hispanic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on contemporary cross-disciplinary cultural production in Latin America, with an emphasis on twenty-first century greater Mexico. She is particularly interested in how cultural production functions in relation to categories such as the social, the political, collectivity, and capital, and how it engages with questions of space, embodiment, affect, borders, performance, and notions of the public or commons.
Lauris completed a B.A. in Romance Languages (Spanish and French) at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. in Multilingual Studies (Spanish and French) at Virginia Tech. She has several years of teaching experience, at both Washington University and Virginia Tech, in introductory and intermediate Spanish and French language and culture. At Washington University she is also completing a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies, and is a scholar in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Lauris has presented at conferences on the work of such authors as Mario Levrero, Lina Meruane, and Mariana Enríquez.