Dr. Elyssa Ford
- Ph.D. History; Arizona State University
- M.A. History; Arizona State University
- Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies; Arizona State University
- B.A. International Studies; Colby College
- America: A Historical Survey
- Public History
- History of American Folklife
- The American Woman
- From Colony to Nation
- U.S. since 1945
My research focuses on women's history, specifically looking at gender, race, sexuality, identity, and memory in the rodeo. I also am interested in pa'u riding, which is a riding technique practiced by women in Hawai‛i, and I have started several projects in Cambodia, one of which looks at the access women have to education and leadership opportunities there.
- Monograph: Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion: Race, Gender, and Cultural Identity in the American Rodeo, under review.
- Article: “Pa‛u Riding in Hawai‛i: Memory, Race, and Community on Parade,” Pacific Historical Review 84:3 (Spring 2015): 277-306.
- Book Review: Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, edited by Bill Adair, Benjamin Filene, and Laura Koloski in Museums and Social Issues journal, forthcoming.
- "Rodeo" and "Cowgirls” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Sage Publications, 2011.
- "Yellow Fever," Encyc. of American Environmental History. Facts on File, 2010.
- “Where Gay Men can be ‘Real’ Men” at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, November 2015
- Working Group: “Pedagogy in Public: Academic Programs and Community Partners” at the National Council of Public History Conference, April 2015
- “From Farmers’ Daughters to Phnom Penh Powerhouses” at the Berkshires Conference on Women’s History Conference, May 2014
Student Group Advisement
- History Club
- SAGE (Sex and Gender Equality)
- Society of President’s Scholars
Other Professional Experiences
- Board Member, Nodaway County Historical Society Museum (Missouri), 2013-Present
- Board Member, Austin McCloud Appellate Court Museum (Texas), 2011-Present
- Fulbright Award, Romania, 2009-2010
- Leadership Resident, Harpswell Foundation, Cambodia, Summer 2009