Wesleyan portrait of Laura  Grappo

Laura Grappo

Assistant Professor of American Studies

255 High Street, 211

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

1 Vine Street,


BA Wesleyan University
MA Yale University
MPHIL Yale University
PHD Yale University

Laura Grappo


Laura Grappo is an Assistant Professor in the department of American Studies.  She teaches classes on queer theory, Latina/o culture and politics, and cultural theory. Her current book manuscript is entitled Conjured Bodies: Producing Difference Through and Against Latinidad, which examines instances of violence and performances of identity across a range of cultural narratives, belief systems, and legal dictums, with particular focus on the experiences of Latina/o peoples. Prof. Grappo’s other central scholarly interests include ethics, political justice, and anticolonial futures. 


Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2020 office hours are Tuesdays from 3-5PM and by appointment.  Please email lgrappo@wesleyan.edu for an appointment.


Fall 2021
AMST 179 - 01
Intro to American Studies

AMST 305 - 01
On Monsters