Lauren Basson


I am a social scientist, writer and researcher who teaches first-year seminars and upper-division Global Learning classes focused on themes of contemporary politics, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, and politics 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 such as 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, along the coast and through the forests.


PhD, Political Science
University of Washington

MA, Middle East Studies
University of Washington