Lauren Hartle

Azusa Pacific – B.A.
Claremont Graduate University – M.A.

Professional focus: Advanced Studies Cold War and American Idea in fall 2021. My areas of specialization are 19th- and 20th-century American literature and American studies.

Scholarly or professional activities: My current degrees are in English literature. I am getting my Ph.D. in American literature; my dissertation research centers on reading Las Vegas as a (the!) nuclear site for the United States.

Grew up: San Diego

Favorite spot at Webb: Jackson Library

Favorite music or musician: The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson NOT Mike Love)

Favorite book or author: Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

Favorite TV show or movie: Funny Face

Saturday routine: Walk my dog, procrastinate, sit in silence, repeat