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Spring 2023: Asian, African, and European Exploration
Senior Instructor

Edward Lessor

Colorado State University

Edward Lessor began his academic pursuits with the study of Cultural Anthropology. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in anthropology in 1989 which partly accounts for his keen interest in other cultures and peoples. He turned to the study of literature at Florida State University where he earned an MA in English Literature in 2002. His focus at this time was on American folklore and writers such as Zora Neale Hurston who used elements of the stories of the “folk” to create her complex novels and dramas. Later literary focuses include the industrial novels of the Victorian Period, African and Scottish Literature, and world literature. For the last eighteen years Mr. Lessor has been teaching at Colorado State University where his focus has been on Upper Division Argument and a range of literature classes.

Mr. Lessor’s father was in the Air Force for over twenty years. As a child he lived in Izmir Turkey, San Vito Italy, Texas, Maine, and multiple other locations. The entire family used these opportunities to travel extensively in Europe—this inspired in him a love of travel and exploration that remains with him until this day. He was married on the Isle of Skye in Scotland in 2002 and now has four children and two large dogs—demonstrating an affinity for a certain amount of chaos in his life. Mr. Lessor feels that music, stories/literature, food and celebrations/rituals are the best way to get to know new and cultures and he looks forward to continuing his travel adventures!