Faculty Member, Early Modern Studies Programme, Contemporary Studies Programme
Dr. Laura Penny was a member of the first graduating class in Contemporary Studies. She has served as a teaching fellow, senior fellow and assistant professor in the Foundation Year, Contemporary Studies and Early Modern Studies Programmes at King's. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, National Post, Chronicle Herald, International Journal of the History of Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature and Theory and Event. She is the author of Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit (2005) and More Money than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap and Idiots Think They're Right (2010), both of which made the Globe and Mail's 100 Books of the Year list. She has recently written an episode of CBC Radio's Ideas about the ways we flatter and fool ourselves, and has appeared on The National's "3 to Watch" political panel.