Lisa Ann Elwood-Farber
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Marymount College
M.A., New Mexico State University
Office CA 119
Research & Interests
“Mothering, Mothers and the Historical Representations of Black Motherhood in Fiction: Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Sally Hemings.” Black Motherhood, eds. Editors: Karen T. Craddock, Nicole Banton and Saundra Murray Nettles. Pub Date: 2012/2013.
“Wampanoag Women: Wampanoag Women: A Rare Look at the Rituals of the Life-givers from Menarche to Marriage. Community College Humanities Review: Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians 31.1 (Special Issue 2012): 11-21.
SS245 American Women’s History Syllabus. MIRCI’s (Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement) 2011 Teaching Motherhood Booklet. July 2011.
“Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig: A Look at the Historical Significance of a Novel that Exposes a Century’s Worth of Hypocritical Ideology.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. CA: Taylor and Francis, 2010.
“Wampanoag Women: A Rare Look at the Rituals of the Life-Givers from Menarche to
Marriage.” The Idea of Order/The Order of Ideas at the Community College
Humanities Association’s Eastern Division Conference, Nov. 4-6, 2010.
“Mothers, Mothering, and the Unspoken Truth found in fiction by Morrison, Chase-Riboud, and Limon.” Representing Motherhood: Mothers in the Arts, Literature, Media and Popular Culture, May 20-22, 2010 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
“White Teachers/Black Students: A Pedagogical Approach to Courses about Race.” Successful Teaching Conference, Ithaca, NY, Oct. 30-31, 2008.
“Writing 101: Retention vs. Relearning.” At the 2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing called Inevitable Intersections: Writing at the Crossroads of Public and Private Discourse in the 21st Century, April 25-26, 2008 at Stony Brook University
“Women, Power, and Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig” at Binghamton University in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature’s annual conference, March 14, 2008.
“Internalized Notions of Racism in the Antebellum North” at the New York State Conference Association on Literature and Work at Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, April 13, 2002.
“A Look at the Tacit Approval of Violence Committed Against Women” at the 11th Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Feb. 2001.
“A Multitude of Perspectives on Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” at Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honors Society), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Dec. 1999.
Community College Humanities Association, 2010-present
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI), 2010-present
National Women’s Studies Association, 2009-present
Caucus affiliation for Community Colleges
New York State Historical Society, 2008-present
New York State Teachers Association, 2003-present
Catholic Charities, 2012
YWCA Mohawk Valley Board, 2011
PSA President and School Board Member, St. Francis de Sales Regional School, 2010-2012
President, West Canada School Board, 2007-2008
Member, West Canada School Board, 2006-2008
Honors & Awards
I have received 2 National Endowment for the Humanities awards as a participant in their summer workshops: “Concord, Massachusetts: Transcendentalism and Social Reform in Antebellum America.” National Endowment for the Humanities summer workshop July 17-23, 2011. And, “Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.” National Endowment for the Humanities summer workshop, July 18-24, 2010.
As an Associate Professor at HCCC, I teach the following courses: SS245 (American Women’s History), SS190 (Introduction to Gender Studies), EN 111 (College Writing), and EN 112 (Introduction to Literature), EN 217 (African American Literature), EN 117 (Literature for Children).
I have been teaching college level English and Women’s Studies courses since 1999. I began my teaching career at New Mexico State University as a graduate student. I also worked in the writing center. Once returning to the upstate New York area, I taught as an Adjunct Instructor at HCCC, Utica College, and SUNY Institute of Technology.