Robb Conrad Lauzon is the Nicholson School’s first Post Doctoral Scholar. He is responsible for conducting community-based research on the department’s Transparency Project, Winter Park Sunshine. In his courses, students are guided through real-world research experiences that contribute to observable results.
Robb earned his PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His dissertation looked at how memorial space is experienced by the users of these spaces. More specifically, his research was concerned with how public deliberation surrounding the placement of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa, Canada, shaped perceptions of these contested spaces. His most recent publication in the journal Memory Studies looks at the role of ambience and how these peripheral characteristics of memorial spaces shape our experiences.