Elizabeth Burow-Flak

Associate Professor of English

Graduate Program Director, English Studies and Communication

College of Arts and Sciences 228


Professor Burow-Flak joined the Valparaiso University English faculty in 1997. She specializes in Shakespeare, English literature of the 16th and 17th centuries, early modern women writers, the history and future of the book, print culture, and digital media. She has published on early modern drama, holistic departments, and the uses of digital media in English studies.

Professor Burow-Flak has chaired the English department and is the program director for the English Studies and Communication M.A. She has served on a number of University committees, including Faculty Senate, the Campus, Community, and Policy Committee, and the Academic Technology Advisory Group. She has also served as the Fulbright Program Advisor, the faculty representative for the Lilly Fellows Program, and a mentor for  Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.

Professor Burow-Flak earned her B.A. in English and communications at Augsburg University and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin.


Ph.D.– – University of Texas at Austin, B.A.–Augsburg University

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