Dr. Laura Barbas Rhoden’s teaching interests include environmental humanities; Latin American literary and cultural studies; collaborative projects-based learning and research; and community-engaged learning in Spanish. Her research focuses on environmental humanities, ecocriticism and public humanities (multilingual, multiethnic engagement and research). She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Georgia, and her M.A. degree and Ph.D. from Tulane University. She enjoys teaching and learning with students on a leafy urban campus. She appreciates the chance to engage students in thinking and learning, and the opportunity to further community efforts for positive change through undergraduate research and co-created endeavors that Wofford provides.