Laura Baudot is Associate Dean of the curriculum at Oberlin College. She directs Oberlin’s center for interdisciplinary learning, StudiOC, and the Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center. Prior to assuming these roles, Laura taught in the English department at Oberlin College as an Associate Professor of English, with a specialization in eighteenth-century British literature. She is currently working on a book entitled Vanity and the Making of Modern Selfhood from Montaigne to Virginia Woolf. Facilitating Books at Work seminars has been one of the most meaningful and transformative experiences in Laura’s career to date. She is thrilled by the amazing opportunity to study and explore the impact of literature beyond the academic classroom.