Lauren Bunce

Department of English

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. 

Her dissertation, tentatively titled "Narrative Work: Social Reproduction and the Strategy of Refusal in American Literature," considers how literary texts in the long nineteenth century demand "narrative work" as an alternative mode of reading labor, gender, and race. Lauren's work aims to reimagine the place of work and necessity of care in modern society.