Will Kanyusik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
First Year Director
563.588.7727 | William.Kanyusik@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2001
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2006
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2013


Will Kanyusik teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary American and British prose and drama, as well as courses in college and critical writing. Dr. Kanyusik earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a focus in Modern American and British Literature. He also holds an M.A. in English from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

His research focuses on the portrayal of gender and disability in twentieth-century literature and culture. He recently contributed a chapter concerning the depiction of disability in the American modernist novel to a disability studies anthology, and has also published scholarship on the depiction of disability in film.

Dr. Kanyusik loves the outdoors, and has been an avid bicyclist for most of his life. He is a voracious reader of all kinds of books, loves film and music, enjoys cooking, and always looks forward to spending time with his family in northern Wisconsin during breaks from teaching.

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