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Assistant Professor of English


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Ohio State University
B.A., Emporia State University

Curriculum Vitae

Lauren Gantz specializes in Caribbean and American Ethnic Literatures, with additional interests in trauma, memory, and archival studies. She teaches courses in these areas, as well as composition and courses on literature and censorship. Her research focuses on the way that novels by contemporary Caribbean writers negotiate historical trauma.


"Archiving the Door of No Return in Dionne Brand's At the Full and Change of the Moon." Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. 13.2 (2015). 123-147.

"'Nothing ever ends': Archives of Written and Graphic Testimony in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. 46.4 (2015): 123-153.


Contact Info

​Office: ​CCC 428
Phone: ​715-346-4334
​Fax: ​715-346-4215

Course Info

ENG 101​​Freshman English
​ENG 106Reading Fiction
​ENG 284​Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the U.S.
​ENG 382​U.S. Ethnic Literature