Laurie Ellinghausen

Associate Chair

Office: CH 016G
Ph: 816-235-2764 x6


Dr. Ellinghausen came to UMKC in 2003. Her research focuses on Renaissance/early modern English literature and culture (Tudor and Jacobean), with special emphases on issues of class, labor, and early empire. She also researches and writes about Shakespearean pedagogy. When not in the library or the classroom, she teaches yoga and meditation at a local studio and throughout Kansas City.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in English, University of California, Santa Barbara


Shakespeare, Milton, other Renaissance drama and poetry; Anglo-Mediterranean exchange in early modern literature


Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing. University of Toronto Press, 2017.
Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s English History Plays. MLA Publications, 2017.
Labor and Writing in Early Modern England, 1567-1667. Ashgate Publishing, 2008.