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HCCC Associate Professor publishes paper

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer County Community College Associate Professor of English Lisa Elwood-Farber has had her conference research paper, “Wampanoag Women: A Rare Look at the Rituals of the Life-Givers from Menarche to Marriage” published in Community College Humanities Review: Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians 31.1 (Special Issue 2012): 11-21.

She had presented the paper at the Community College Humanities Association 2010 Eastern Division Conference.

The paper is the result of a grant-funded workshop Elwood-Farber attended, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She participated in a workshop entitled “Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.”

Her paper is about the Wampanoag people, specifically in regard to gender roles within the clans. “I am interested in their approach to women’s roles within the family, clan and even politics,” Elwood-Farber said.

Elwood-Farber holds a bachelor’s degree from Marymount College and a master’s from New Mexico State University, where she focused on women’s literature and race theory. She was appointed to the HCCC faculty in 2003.

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