Assistant Professor of American Studies
Areas of Expertise:
American culture, gender and sexuality, race, popular culture
Laura Mattoon D’Amore is an Assistant Professor of American Studies, and has taught at RWU since 2009. She received her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University, with a dissertation titled “American Supermom: Feminism, Motherhood, and the Superheroine Since 1962.” Dr. D’Amore’s expertise is in the representation of gender and sexuality in American culture and feminism. She is highly involved in her field, serving as Area Chair at the Film and History national conference for several years; presenting scholarly papers regularly at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association and National Women’s Studies Association conferences; and serving as chair of the conference committee for “The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century,” held at RWU in November 2013. She has published several books, articles, and reviews on topics such as historical memory, gender representation in film, television, and comics, and representations of motherhood in American culture.