Lauren Basson


I am a social scientist, writer and researcher who teaches first-year seminars and upper-division classes focused on topics such as contemporary politics, liminality, and social science and literature. My publications include White Enough to Be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) and peer-reviewed articles published in journals including National Identities and Social Science History. I have served as President of the Faculty Senate and Interim Director of the Department of Humanities and Sciences. I enjoy creative writing and draw inspiration from walks through the city, in the forests and along the coast.


PhD, Political Science
University of Washington

MA, Middle East Studies
University of Washington