Laurie Lambert is a doctoral candidate in English and American Literature at New York University. Her research and teaching interests include Caribbean literature and cultural history, Postcolonial theory, African Diaspora studies, and literatures of freedom and slavery. Lambert is the recipient of numerous awards including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, the Northeast Modern Language Association Summer Research Fellowship, and the Rosenthal Fellowship for Twentieth-Century Poetry. She has taught courses in World literature, postmodern fiction, American literature, and Film studies. Her dissertation, Worlds Real and Invented: The Grenada Revolution and the Caribbean Literary Imaginary , traces the transnational scope of the Grenada Revolution, analyzing the ways in which literature and techniques of narration are used to amplify and concretize the impact of small island political culture on the entire Caribbean and African Diaspora. During her spare time Lambert enjoys mentoring NYU undergraduates through the FOCUS mentorship program at the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.