Dr. Laura Robinson
Position: Dean of Arts, Professor of English and Theatre, cross-appointed with Gender and Women’s Studies
B.A. (Acadia), M.A. (Manitoba), PhD (Queen’s)
Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 324/325
Phone: (902) 585-1782
Research Interests: Canadian women’s writing, children’s literature, and feminist and queer theory, L.M. Montgomery
Laura Robinson moved to Wolfville to become the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Acadia University in 2019. Before that, she was the founding Dean of Arts and Social Science at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland from 2016-19, and Interim Dean of Arts at the Royal Military College of Canada in 2015-16. She taught in the English Department at RMC for over eleven years and was Head of the Department for three. RMC honoured her with The Colonel, the Honourable John Matheson Award for Academic Leadership in 2014. Former Visiting Scholar at the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) at the University of Prince Edward Island and continuing member of the LMMI Committee, she has published widely on Montgomery’s work, in addition to articles on Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Ann-Marie MacDonald as well as Americans Louisa May Alcott and Eleanor H. Porter. As part of a SSHRC-funded project, she curated a travelling and virtual exhibit entitled, “The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on the First World War,” which exhibited in three countries and fifteen locations during the centenary of the war. She also recently acted as an academic consultant on both Historica Canada’s L.M. Montgomery Heritage Minute and The Inspiring World of L.M. Montgomery Literary Tour in PEI, and is editing a collection of essays on Montgomery and gender with E. Holly Pike, among other projects.