Laura McTighe

Laura McTighe is a postdoctoral fellow in the Dartmouth Society of Fellows and the co-founder and associate director of Front Porch Research Strategy. Her research centers the often-hidden histories, practices, and geographies of struggle in America’s zones of abandonment, and ask how visions for living otherwise become actionable. Her current book project, "Born In Flames," is a collaborative ethnography of race, religion, and the spatiality of opposition, which she has researched and written alongside the leaders of Women With A Vision in New Orleans. Her next major project, “Moral Medicine,” is a historical ethnography of the emerging women’s carceral sphere.