Laura Lomas is an award-winning literary historian, cultural critic and professor in the English Department at Rutgers University-Newark, where she co-founded the Latina/o Studies Working Group in 2015. Her books include, Translating Empire: José Martí and Migrant Latino Subjects (Modern Language Award for Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies, and Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association’s Latino Studies section, 2009) and co-edited with John Morán González, The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature (2018). She has published over twenty essays in the books or peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of U.S., Latina/o and Latin American, Translation Studies, and American Literature.
For her scholarship, Lomas has received Whiting, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright and British Academy Fellowships. In 2016, she received the “Legacy Award,” from the Student Government Association Teaching Awards and a "Leaders in Diversity Award" at Rutgers University-Newark. She directed RU-N’s Program in Women and Gender Studies in 2009.