J. Laurence Cohen is a Lecturer in English at the University of Georgia, where he teaches first-year writing. He is the author of Excavating Exodus: Biblical Typology and Racial Solidarity in African American Literature (2021), which traces how Black writers have reimagined Moses' story. His work has also been published in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture and the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. He was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow at Morehouse College. He earned his PhD in English from Emory University.