Lauren Bunce joined the Department of English at Princeton University in 2021. She earned her B.A. from Duke University in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. There, she produced a thesis about intimacy, knowledge, and emotional labor in the works of Henry James. She also taught high school English in San Antonio, Texas.
Lauren’s intellectual life at Princeton is centered around questions of gender and labor in the long 20th century. Her work turns to feminist, queer, and critical race theory to analyze affective labor practices as a means of navigating the complex social economies of modern society.