Emilia Sciarra-Laos obtained her Ph.D in 2013 with the dissertation "Experimental Poetry in four authors: Tablada, De Campos, Padín and Brossa". Experimental poetry can be best described as poetry that combines verbal language with other languages, i.e. visual or sound language.
Dr. Sciarra-Laos plans on pursuing a teaching career in academia. She says "I am deeply grateful to my dissertation advisor, Dr. Ilka Kressner, for her generosity, knowledge and academic rigor and truly grateful to Dr. Maurice Westmoreland for his steady support throughout the years, as well as to Dr.David Lisenby and Dr. Lotfi Sayahi, and the wonderful staff members at LLC."