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
- (current) American Survey
- (current) Public History
- American Woman
- U.S. since 1945
- American Folklife
- American Ideas
My research focuses on women's history, specifically looking at gender, race, and cultural identity in the rodeo. I also am interested in pa'u riding, which is a riding technique practiced by women in Hawaii, and I have started several projects in Cambodia, one of which looks at the access women have to education and leadership opportunities there.
- "Bra-Burning," The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements. Facts on File, Forthcoming.
- "Rodeo" and "Cowgirls, in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Sage Publications, 2011.
- "Barbara Jordan," Icons of Black America. Matthew Whitaker, ed. Greenwood Press, 2011.
- "Madame C.J. Walker," Icons of Black America. Matthew Whitaker, ed. Greenwood Press, 2011.
- "Yellow Fever," Encyc. of American Environmental History. Facts on File, 2010.
- "Bill Pickett," Icons in African American Sports. Matthew Whitaker, ed. Greenwood Press, 2008.
- Reacting to the Past, Game Development Conference, July 2013, “Public History and Remembering the Wounded Knee Massacre”
- Western History Association, Oct. 2012, “Charreadas in America”
- Rural Women’s Studies Association, July 2012, “Rodeos as a Celebration of Heritage and Identity”
- History, Memory, and Performance, March 2012, “Pa'u Riding in Hawaii: A Contested Performance of a Contested History and
- Missouri Conference on History, March 2012, “Public History Programs in Missouri,” Roundtable Organizer, Presenter, and Chair
- National Women's Studies Association, Nov. 2010, "International Women's Education: Cambodia"
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