Lauren Mehfoud

PhD Student
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  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2022)
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2019)
  • B.A., Spanish with a minor in Language Sciences, Virginia Tech (2016)

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Modern Latin American literature and culture
  • Cultural Studies


Lauren is a first year Ph.D. student from Blacksburg, Virginia. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Spain and hiked part of the Camino de Santiago. While at Virginia Tech, she worked as a research assistant on a Hispanic linguistics project, and also completed an independent study on Mexican theatre. Upon graduating, she spent three months volunteering at an orphanage in Nicaragua. She enjoys hiking, reading, and café con leche.