Laura R. Prieto, PhD

Program Director

Laura R. Prieto, Ph.D., is Program Director of Our Bodies Ourselves Today and Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University’s Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights.  

She is a multilingual public humanist, feminist researcher, and scholar of transnational, intersectional women’s and gender history. She enjoys writing and speaking on a wide range of topics in many venues, both academic and public. She currently co-directs the Mary Eliza Project and is working on a book about women’s suffrage activism in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Brown University. In her previous position at Simmons University, she not only taught and mentored students but also developed grant-funded programs, exhibits, and projects to engage communities in thinking about their complex relationships to the past. You can learn more about her at

She is delighted to be part of the vital, historical legacy of Our Bodies Ourselves, empowering women, girls, and gender-expansive people by sharing knowledge about our health and our lives.