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Erik Lars Myrup
Associate Professor
Director of Advising

A native of Salt Lake City, Professor Myrup also hails in part from New Haven, Connecticut—where he spent nearly a quarter of his life secretly aiming to become a professional student.  He majored in Latin American studies as an undergraduate (B.A., Yale, 1996), then subsequently returned to his alma mater to study history, completing an M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. over the course of the next decade (finally graduating in May 2006—to his wife's great surprise and delight).  Prior to coming to UK, he taught at Connecticut College and the University of Northern Colorado.  Additionally, he has worked as a missionary in western Brazil and as a writer and editor in Taiwan.  When he is not in his office—and even sometimes when he is—Professor Myrup can be found reading to his children.

Contact Information
1735 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D., Yale, 2006
Research Interests
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Portuguese Asia
  • Early Modern Expansion
  • Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • History
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies