Lauren Fournier

Lauren Gabrielle Fournier (she/her, CA) is a writer and researcher working at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities. A first-generation student and scholar, her writing and teaching cohere around hybrid and multi-genre writing as practices of storytelling and philosophical inquiry. Her research takes the form of books and publications, exhibitions and screenings, outreach and public programming. She holds a PhD in English Literature and completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. Her debut monograph Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism (The MIT Press, 2021) is the first book-length study of “autotheory,” which historicizes the literary term in light of longer, intersectional and transmedial feminist art histories. Her novella The Barista Boys is forthcoming through Fiction Advocate (San Francisco, 2022). As a curator and programmer, she has organized exhibitions and screenings of contemporary art and film at such venues as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Medical Museion in Copenhagen. She is the founder of the ongoing, site-responsive research project Fermenting Feminism (2016-).