Laura Hawkins

Laura Hawkins

Allston Burr Resident Dean
Laura Hawkins

Hello Quincy! As your Resident Dean, I am very excited to welcome you (or welcome you back) to Quincy House. I am here to advise you on academic and personal issues and help you navigate the resources of Harvard University. I also represent Quincy House students to the Administrative Board and help you with any petitions or requests that you file. No issue is too big or small, so please come see me if you have any questions or concerns.

Before coming to Quincy House, I held a postdoctoral position at Brown University and completed my PhD at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on ancient Mesopotamian languages and history, the development and spread of the cuneiform writing system, and comparative and historical linguistics. I’m also interested in modern Middle Eastern languages, history, and culture and I’ve lived and worked extensively in the Middle East.

I am joined in the House by my husband, David, and our two cats, Rousseau and Lila. David obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford in computational biology and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Although he loves research, he is transitioning to a career in medicine and is currently a student in Harvard Medical School's HST program.

Outside of Quincy House, you can usually find me rowing on the Charles with Riverside Boat Club or exercising at the MAC. I also love to read and try new restaurants, so if you have any good book or restaurant recommendations I would love to hear them. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you, so please stop by my office to say hello!

Contact Information

p: 617 495-2286
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30am; Wednesday 2-4pm; Thursday 2-4pm