Laura Laffrado

Cruz, others named to 'Western Way' wall

Rafael Cruz. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Ann Reynolds. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Tina Nelson. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Western Today staff

Tina Nelson, Rafael Cruz and Ann Reynolds are among the latest Western Washington University employees to be honored in the Western Way recognition program.

The program, begun in January, aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.

C-SPAN visits Bellingham

Image courtesy of C-SPAN.

Western Today staff

The C-SPAN cities tour visited Bellingham last month, taking a look at Bellingham's literary culture and history. A couple of Western Washington University faculty members were featured in the series, including Laura Laffrado (here in an interview about hew Ella Higginson Recovery Project) and Don Alper (interviewed about Point Roberts).

Whatcom County stories on C-SPAN this weekend, Jan. 4 & 5

The Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County's history and literary scene are the focus of C-SPAN's Cities Tour programming this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4 and 5. On Saturday, a block of literary programs starts at 9 a.m. on BookTV (C-SPAN2, available on Comcast channel 25). On Sunday, a block of history programs starts at 2 p.m. on American History TV (C-SPAN3, available on Comcast channel 150.) The stories also will air at other times sprinkled throughout the weekend, and will be available online at

Laffrado has article published in literary journal


Laura Laffrado’s article “Family Matters: Incest and Trauma in Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey” appears in "Literature in the Early American Republic."

Laffrado is a professor of English at Western Washington University.

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WWU professor hopes to resurrect Ella Higginson's legacy

The Bellingham Herald
As a specialist in early U.S. literature, Laura Laffrado knows that once-famous women writers sometimes fall into puzzling obscurity. She also knows that some of those writers have won new attention in recent decades. But not Ella Higginson of Bellingham.

Laffrado, alumnus publish profile of deaf writer Adele George


Rush Seitz (BA ‘09) and Laura Laffrado’s profile of deaf writer Adele George with an excerpt from George’s biography (bringing her work back into print for the first time in 140 years) appears in "Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers." Laffrado is a professor of English at WWU.

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