A conversation with Laurie Grobman, author of “Disturbing Public Memory in Community Writing Partnerships” (18:47).
Laurie Grobman is a professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State Berks. Her teaching, research, and service center on community writing and multicultural education. Primary among this work is the facilitation of community-based undergraduate research projects to (re)write local histories of marginalized ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, and cultural communities in Berks County and the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. Grobman has published two single-authored books and four coedited collections. She has published more than forty articles in peer-reviewed journals and books. Laurie’s continued research on public memory in Reading, PA, involves the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat, by Lynn Nottage. The play is set in Reading.