Research, writing, content strategy and creation.
Education, Content Marketing, Spirituality
Lauren's dissertation was titled "The Protestant Reformation and the English Amatory Sonnet Sequence: Seeking Salvation in Love Poetry." She won the Chancellor’s Graduate Teaching Fellowship, the Literature Department’s Outstanding TA Award, and dissertation fellowships from the Literature Department and the Institute for Humanities Research.
She also published three peer-reviewed essays: “‘Till I in hand her yet halfe trembling tooke’: Doctrines of Justification in Edmund Spenser’s Amoretti” (Renaissance and Reformation 41.1 (2018)); “‘At Wit's End: Philip Sidney, Akrasia, and the Postlapsarian Limits of Reason and Will”
(Studies in Philology 115.4 (Fall 2018)); and “‘From despaire to new election’: Predestination and Astrological Determinism in Fulke Greville's Caelica” (Sidney Journal 35.1-2 (2017)).
Lauren's specialty is in content marketing—helping individuals and companies market their products through comprehensive educational content as opposed to hard product sells. (Thing blog posts, whitepapers, listicles, etc.) The excerpt below was from an ebook for a B2B SaaS company that sought to educate SMB owners on brand positioning strategies.
Lauren holds an MA in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Early Modern British Literature. She spent years in college classrooms while working on these degrees, teaching poetry and Shakespeare, and writing for educational organizations on the side.
The majority of work Lauren has done in this genre is personal and unpaid—but it's in part what she wrote her dissertation on (The Protestant Reformation); and she writes regularly about mindfulness practices on social media.
For most of the companies she's worked for, the blog post has been Lauren's primary genre—whether for ongoing content marketing projects or for standalone updates and announcements.
Lauren recently "ghostwrote" (her name is on the cover) a 275-page book for the cannabis industry. Below are the opening paragraphs.