Laura Brannan Fretwell

Laura Brannan Fretwell

Laura Brannan Fretwell

Graduate Teaching Assistant

U.S. History: gender and race; space and place; memory and commemoration; Southern institutions; public and digital history

I am a graduate research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. I am interested in race, gender, space, memory, and digital humanities in U.S. history. I earned a Master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2019 from Georgia State University, where I completed my Master’s Thesis “Buried Histories: A De-Colonial, Feminist View of Land, Space, and U.S. Universities," which engaged university histories with women's and gender studies and memory studies. My current history doctoral research focuses on memory, race, identity, and power in different case studies throughout the nineteenth century American South.


M.A. Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University, 2019

B.A. History, Furman University, 2016

Recent Presentations

American Historical Association (January 2022)

"Confederate Statues and Residential Space: A Case Study of Monument Avenue"

New Orleans, Louisiana


Organization of American Historians (forthcoming, March 2022)

"Digital Cultural History: A Discussion"

Online Panel