Laura Williamson Ambrose

Faculty Profiles

Laura Williamson-Ambrose

Laura Williamson Ambrose

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Humanistic Studies
9 Spes Unica Hall, Rm 147



PhD, University of Michigan
BA, Rutgers University

Research Interests 

  • Domestic mobility
  • Women & travel
  • History of reading
  • History of cartography
  • History of science & technology

Courses Recently Taught 

  • HUST 103: Lives and times
  • VHNR 202: Educated woman in her world
  • HUST 323: Ancient and early Christian literature
  • HUST 324: Medieval and Renaissance literature
  • HUST 463: Early Modern Literature

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “Travel in Time: Local Travel and Seventeenth-Century English Almanacs.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. (2013).
  • Ambrose, Laura, & Ambrose, G. Alex. “The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising With ePortfolios.” International Journal of ePortfolio. (2013).
  • "Moved to Travel: Domestic Mobility in Anna Trapnel’s Report and Plea." Early Modern Journeys - Practices and Everyday Experiences of Travel, 1450-1800, University of Helsinki, Finland, October 2015.
  • “Lady Anne Clifford’s ‘Way’ and Aristocratic Women’s Travel,” Traveling/Travailing Women: Early Modern England and the Wider World. Edited by Bernadette Andrea and Patricia Akhimie. University of Nebraska Press (forthcoming, November 2017).
  • "Crossing and Communications in Shakespeare's England." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Edited by Bruce R. Smith and Katherine Rowe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2016).

Professional Memberships 

Shakespeare Association of America
Modern Language Association