Laura Middlebrooks, PhD


Term Instructor of Spanish Foreign Language Coordinator

Term Instructor of Spanish
Foreign Language Coordinator

PhD, Boston University 2005
MA of Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
MA of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania
BA, College of William & Mary

Email -
Phone - 804.827.2938
Fax - 804.828.3479

Office - Franklin St. Gym, Room 222C
817 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284

Mailbox - Lafayette Hall
312 N. Shafer Street
P.O. Box 842021
Richmond, VA 23284-2021

Laura Middlebrooks is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia and received a dual undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the College of William and Mary. She holds an M.A. degree in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico with concentrations in Community and Regional Planning, as well as Women and Development. Dr. Middlebrooks earned her second M.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Pennsylvania. At Boston University she wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the sexual rhetoric of translation in the works of Puerto Rican authors Rosario Ferré and Esmeralda Santiago. She joined VCU in 2008 and has taught linguistics, history of the Spanish language, translation, interpretation and all levels of grammar.