Laurie Carter, Susquehanna University

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Laurie Carter, Dean of the School of the Arts and School of Humanities at Susquehanna University, will share the story behind her title with us on December 21, 2023.

Carter is a nationally recognized author. Her memoir, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, was named by The Root as one of the best nonfiction books by Black authors in 2015. The memoir was also listed as an Indiefab Book of the Year 2015 finalist in the autobiography/memoir category and named a finalist for the Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award for nonfiction.

An outspoken advocate for survivors of military sexual trauma, Carter has published personal essays on the topic, as well as poverty and domestic violence, in several publications, and has presented talks, lectures, and workshops at organizations including the KGB Literary Bar, Girls Write Now, The Women’s Initiative and West Point Military Academy. Most recently, Carter served as a panelist on military sexual trauma and presented to Denis McDonough, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Carter is also an award-winning educator having recently been awarded the Academic Excellence Award for an outstanding faculty member from Hampton University.

Carter’s most recent memoir, Other Than Honorable: A Soldier’s Struggle Through Military Sexual Trauma, will be published by Etruscan Press in January 2023. Additionally, her craft book From the Trenches: Writing and Workshopping Race will be published by Kendall Hunt publishing this spring.

In 2021, Susquehanna has restructured the School of Arts and Sciences into three schools — School of the Arts, School of Humanities and School of Natural and Social Sciences — and they are overseen by two deans. The School of the Arts encompasses the departments of art and design, theatre and music. The School of Humanities includes the departments of communications, education, English and creative writing, history, languages, literatures and cultures, philosophy, and religious studies.

On December 21, 2023
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