Laura Gilbert, Ph.D.
I hold a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California in Irvine and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, CA. Early on, I have also had the wonderful opportunity of attending McGill University as an undergraduate student in Psychology.
Published works: “La Littérature et la Mémoire des Camps Nazis”, UMI, 2001. Translated Jacques Derrida’s talk, UC, Irvine, 2001. Co-authored “Thriethyltin- Produces Decrease and Recovery in Wheel Running Rats”, Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology, vol.7, pp. 433-438, 1986. Co-authored “PNS and CNS Lesions Caused by Triethyl Salts in Rats”, Toxicologic Pathology, vol. 14, number 2, 1985.
I am very pleased to be a part of the fast growing and rich world of virtual learning.
I am also a psychotherapist in private practice and have worked as a School Counselor for 5 years. I was a Lecturer and Teaching Associate in the Humanities and French Departments at the University of California in Irvine. To this day, I continue to free lance as a translator of literary texts to/from English and French. I have also had the privilege of working with and translating the late French philosopher Jacques Derrida. My career began while attending McGill University as a Research Project Leader in the Department of Neuro-Toxicology, Bio-Research Laboratories in Montréal, Canada. I also hold a degree in Photography. As part of my on going personal and professional growth, I regularly attend university conferences in fields ranging from literature to neuroscience.
I live in Maryland and travel frequently to Canada. I was born in Casablanca into a French family from Paris, and have since lived on 3 different continents and 5 different countries. My family lives in Montréal, Canada. In the summer, we enjoy the different street festivals (Jazz, Laughter) performed on multiple stages throughout the city. In the winter, we love to walk the snowy trails on Mount Royal, a beautiful mountain located at the heart of the city. I have a passion for nature, wildlife, photography, and books.