Laura Pearce

Administrative Associate

Laura Pearce is the Administrative Associate to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School. Laura's topics of research have included how the folklore of one culture is presented by another, modern adaptations of old folktales, and medieval Chinese travel literature. She's particularly interested in how Central Asia is represented in China, and how China is represented in the United States. And more informally, in young adult retellings of fairy tales.

pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Expertise
  • International Transmission
  • China
  • Adaptation
  • M.A. East Asian Studies, Ohio State University, 2018
  • M.A. Folklore, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014
  • B.A. International Studies, Ohio State University, 2011