Welcome to my website!
Originally from south Texas, I earned my PhD in Victorian literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2013. I recently moved from Montreal to Pennsylvania, where I work as a writer.
My research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century British literature, Neo-Victorian Studies, Victorian popular literature, Cultural Studies, adaptation theory, twentieth-century middlebrow culture, theories of gender and sexuality, and theories of play. I have been a guest contributor to the Journal of Victorian Culture Online and The Toast. Since January 2015, I’ve been writing daily on pop culture, viral content, feminism, a a variety of other topics for Bustle.
Contact me at lara (dot) rutherford (@) gmail (dot) com, or via my Contact page.