Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Lauren A. Weber is a third year PhD candidate at the University of Sydney in the Department of English, and Research Assistant on the Better Strangers project. Her project explores the ways in which multifaceted conceptions of empathy can be taught through the reading of literary fiction, and how this applies to contemporary educational systems. Her other research interests include Shakespeare and contemporary culture, post-modern American fiction and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. She is a tutor in English, and an avid volunteer with the Sydney Story Factory.