Elyse Lamszus

Associate Professor

Dr. Lamszus joined Olivet’s English department in 2014. She currently teaches courses in general education composition and literature, literary theory, and multiethnic literature, and she also enjoys working with freshmen as they transition to college life.

Her Ph.D. concentrations were in 20th century American literature and 20th century British literature, and her dissertation focused on the role of colonization in the fiction of contemporary indigenous women writers from Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Beyond her dissertation, Dr. Lamszus is interested in literature that gives voice to marginalized people, including women and ethnic minorities. She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Not surprisingly, Dr. Lamszus loves reading in her leisure time, but she also enjoys baking, running, and when she can get away, spending time in any one of America’s national parks or traveling to see family in Canada and the Netherlands. She and her husband, John, have two children: William and Eleanor.