Dr Laura ToltonLecturer - Spanish, European Languages
Laura's broad research interests are language, power, and gender, especially as these relate to sociocultural context. Her research is at the intersection of violence against women, Colombian culture, and critical discourse studies. She has published about the legitimation of sexual harassment and wife abuse in Colombian newspaper internet forums. In her most recent project, Laura is examining discourse about the area of 'violencia obstétrica' (obstetric violence) in Colombia.