Laura Krughoff

Laura KrughoffAssistant Professor, English

BA, Loyola University-Chicago, 2000
MFA, University of Michigan, 2003
PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2014

Professor Krughoff is a fiction writer and essayist. Her debut novel, My Brother’s Name, was a finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Foundation Award, and her most recent publication, Wake in the Night, follows the personal and political lives of two women as they navigate the decade between Massachusetts legalizing same-sex marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications ranging from literary journals such as The Threepenny Review to the Gay Voices section of The Huffington Post to the podcast of the Chicago-based story-telling performance collective Second Story. Her scholarly interests include the history of marriage, the relationship between law and literature, and the representation—and emerging effects—of marriage equality in LGBTQ literatures.

At Puget Sound, Professor Krughoff currently teaches introductory and advanced fiction writing workshops as well as sections of the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry that explore popular, scientific, and academic responses to various digital technologies and practices.