Robert Elsie (June 29, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was a Canadian scholar who specialized in Albanian literature and folklore. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was known for his works Albanian Literature : A Short History and The Highland Lute (Lahuta e Malcís): The Albanian National Epic. As a translator, Elsie offered the reader “a selection of songs from the best known cycle of Albanian epic verse”.
- John Kolsti. "Robert Elsie and Janice Mathie-Heck, eds. and trans". Journals.ku.edu. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
- Robert Elsie, one of the greatest Albanologists, passes away at 67