Laura Chilson-Parks is the Writing, Language, and Graduate TA Support Proctor for Summer 2020. She has worked at the Writing Center as a Graduate Associate, Writing Advisor, and an Excellence at Brown Instructor. Laura studies the architectural history and archaeology of the Middle Ages. Her primary research reconstructs the role of Margaret of Flanders within the 14th-century alterations to the Burgundian ducal residences. By treating architecture and landscape as linked entities that document human interventions and invention, she explores the role of Margaret of Flanders in generating a dynastic reputation. She also studies the accommodation of lay individuals in medieval and early modern charterhouses and has excavated with Sheila Bonde and Clark Maines at the Chartreuse de Bourgfontaine in Villers-Cotterêts, France. Laura received her B.A. with honors from Wellesley College in 2011, where she studied anthropology and archaeology. Before arriving at Brown, she attended the Achill Archaeological Field School in Ireland and worked at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Kevin Ennis is a doctoral student in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and the Master’s Student Writing Support Proctor at the School of Professional Studies for Summer 2020. He holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Portuguese from Yale University and served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bragança, Portugal, before coming to Brown.
Caroline Kory is a PhD candidate in Religion and Critical Thought currently writing a dissertation on improvisation as a mode of environmental ethics. Through her work as a Writing Associate, she discovered a passion for pedagogy and is eager to contribute to some of the Sheridan Center's work of preparing graduate students for teaching assistantships.