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Elizabeth LaFray

Program Manager


Email: elafray@umich.edu
Kresge: K3510

Elizabeth LaFray is a historian, educator and higher education administrator with 14 years of professional experience.  Before joining Ross, she was an Associate Professor of History at Siena Heights University, served on national and state educational and professional committees, and co-directed grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She completed her PhD in History at Central Michigan University where she researched pre-modern Mediterranean gendered concepts of the soul and self. Elizabeth is committed to creating and fostering a sense of belonging for all students through equity-centered knowledge and lifelong learning. 


Forthcoming, 2024. “The Revised School Code:” Race, Communication and Teaching Social Studies in a Politically Polarized World.” In Into the Fire: The Intersection of Race and Communication, edited by Leland Harper. Vernon Press, Wilmington, DE.

2019. “Dangerous Bodies: Plato’s Laws and the Inferior Female.” InWomen and the Ideology of Political Exclusion: From Antiquity to the Modern Era,edited by Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou. Routledge, NY.

2014. The Air She Breathes: The Female Soul from Homer to Plato. PhD dissertation, Central Michigan University. Mount Pleasant, MI.