Karen Daubert

Executive Director Administration & University Relations

My work at Public Affairs, on the Fair Labor Association Board of Directors, and on literary criticism concentrates on collaborative systems and social sustainability. I am intrigued by the ways in which transparency mechanisms and conflict resolution mechanisms create vital environments.

On behalf of the university, I serve on the board of directors of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a multi-stakeholder organization that brings civil society, higher education, and business together to improve global labor conditions. I chair the Monitoring Committee, and serve on the Communications Committee.

I am the author of “’Free-lance modernists’ at work, together: The early textual dialogue of Robert Graves and Laura Riding,” in The Art of Collaboration: Essays on Robert Graves and his Contemporaries, ed. Dunstan Ward. My essay, “Reflexive Authorship in Bettina Brentano-von Arnim’s Die Günderode: Narrative Disunity, Hölderlin, and Günderrode” is one of 14 that make up a book manuscript being reviewed by Bloomsbury for its New Directions in German Studies series.

The eccentric biodiversity of my garden keeps me in balance, so that I can go for walks, camp, and practice yoga.