Curriculum Vitae: Lisa H. Richman, PhD.
PhD., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Dissertation:“‘Introducing America to Americans’: FSA Photography and the Construction of Racialized and Gendered Citizens”
Primary Area: Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Identities
Secondary Area:Photography (studio and art history)
Committee:Chair: Susana Peña (Ethnic Studies/Gender Studies)
Members: Andrew Hershberger (Art History), Lynn Whitney (Studio Photography).
M.A., American Culture Studies ,Bowling Green State University
M.A. Thesis:“From Subculture to Mass Culture: The Impact of Internet Photography on New York Club Cultures”
Coursework in feminist qualitative research methods, visual rhetoric, feminist theory, sexualities, digital identities, performance, and subcultures
B.A., Gender Studies and English, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Minor: Studio Photography
Assistant Professor, Department of Core, Adrian College, Adrian, MI. 2015-present
Curriculum development and assessment.
Serve a diverse community of first-year students.
Act as a mentor, advisor, and role model.
Content is taught from a critical and intersectional perspective. First semester focuses on questions of identity in connection to community and issues of social justice. Second semester focuses on the United States’ history of slavery as a moment from which to begin discussions about equity, justice, and social movements.
Teaching Associate, School of Critical and Cultural Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2011-2015
●Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies Courses
○Instructor of record for all courses taught during this time.
○Course content is developed for both online and live sections.
●My research focuses on the role of the visual in reinforcing or challenging dominant discourses of identity. My current work interrogates constructions of sexuality, race, motherhood, and national identity in government-funded, Depression era photography. The work is historical with contemporary implications.
Writing Center Director/ Instructor, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI. 2008-2011
Recruited and supervised student tutors.
Built positive, working relationships with professional colleagues, students and the community at large:
Provided regular digital reports to professors – in order to engage campus community.
Collaborated with professors from across disciplines in order to serve the needs of the student community as best and as holistically as possible.
Organized, promoted, and facilitated training days and workshops open to the community
Produced marketing materials to combat the stigma of accessing help.
Managed and dispersed budget for Center resources.
Developed a model for student tutors to mentor and train new tutors.
Served as an academic mentor and model for student tutors.
Developed and deployed micro and macro level assessment of Center goals.
Remained well-versed in current and upcoming trends in Center development and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC).
Graduate Assistant, Women’s Center and NW Silent Witness Initiative 2005-2007
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
06-07. Teaching Assistant to Director Mary Krueger. Course, “Interpersonal Violence.”
Secured speakers from across campus and the community for weekly and monthly events.
Produced advertising materials for Women’s Center events.
Wrote Women’s Center weekly newsletter.
Archived all event-related materials.
Moderated events and represented the Women’s Center in a professional manner.
Sought participants, attendants, and co-sponsors for events both small and large.
Adrian College(listed by course number)
Core 101 Academic Foundations I (Interdisciplinary Writing and Research)
Fall 2015-Fall current(4 sections, 18-23 students each)
Core 102 Academic Foundations II
Spring 2016-Spring 2018 (4 sections, 18-23 students each)
Undergraduate Conference/Competition Mentoring:
Lilly Brueckman, Ribbons of Excellence Top Paper 2017 Winner
Title: “Too Strong?: The Effects of Birth Order in Sibling Relationships”
Haley Petrowski, Ribbons of Excellence Oratory Competition 2017 Winner
Erin Casey, Ribbons of Excellence Top Paper 2017 Finalist
Title: “Underdogs: How Women Deal with Social Inequality”
Nicole Games, Ribbons of Excellence Top Paper 2016 Winner
Title: “I Am Me: LGBT Parents and their Children”
Artaka Ross, Ribbons of Excellence Oratory Competition 2016 Finalist
Academic Advising: Academic Years: 2016- current 15-20 students per semester
Bowling Green State University(listed by course number)
ACS 2000 Cultural Pluralism
Fall 2015 (30 students)
Spring 2014 (30 students)
ETHN 1010 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Spring 2015 (30 students)
Fall 2014 (29 students)
WS2000 Introduction to Women’s Studies
Spring 2013 (30 students) Online Delivery
Fall 2013 (30 students)
Siena Heights University (listed by course number)
ENG485 Women and Literature
Spring 2010 (7 students)
ENG320 Communication Theory
Spring 2011 (8 students)
ENG101 Reading and Writing I
Spring 2011 (18 students)
Spring 2010 (15 students)
Spring 2009 (18 students)
ENG100 Basic Writing
Fall 2010 (16 students)
Fall 2009 (18 students)
Fall 2008 (2 sections, 20 students each)
Richman, Lisa H. “‘Introducing America to Americans’: Photography and the Construction of Racialized and Gendered Citizens.” (Forthcoming monograph).
The monograph I am developing discusses the FSA photography unit's role in reinforcing constructions of Mexicans, particularly mothers and family units, in the US as not possibly citizens. The photographs had arguably violent implications for the lives of Mexicans in the US, while simultaneously facilitating support for rural, white families living in poverty. Circulated images of rural white-appearing families, framed as deserving, possessing of good mothers, and as citizens, came at the exclusion and marginalization of families read as Mexican. This research looks at the cultural stories that were reinforced and disseminated by FSA photography and the continued resonance that these stories have in the contemporary moment.
Richman, Lisa H. “Migrant Mother: Race and Gender in the Making of a Photographic Icon.” Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture. Ed. Moritz Neumüller. Taylor & Francis.2018.
Kaplan (now Richman), Lisa H. “Soaring to New (?) Heights: Cute, Tough, Geek Girls, and Post-Feminist Discourse.” It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon. Ed. Ben Bolling and Matthew J. Smith. McFarland & Company,
Inc., North Carolina: 2014.
Kibler, M. Alison, Lisa Richman, and Randi Weinberg. “The Fulton Opera House in Black and White: African American Performers and Protest in Lancaster, Pa., 1890-1915.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society: 2004.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Exhibit and Lecture of FSA Research
-Bowling Green State University, School of Culture and Critical Studies. November 2019
-University of Mississippi, Southern Documentary Project. November 2018
●Based on research of the FSA photographic archive:
○Designed exhibition of images (most of which have not been previously seen outside of the archive).
○This project is developed in conjunction with the forthcoming monograph.
Lecture: “‘White Trash’ and ‘Dirty Mexicans’: The Legacy of the FSA Photographic Archive in Imagining Citizens.” Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2018
Exhibition: “Dis/Ability and the Visual.” Advanced Photography. Lynn Whitney, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. 2014-2018
Toledo Museum of Art (2017)
Presented program history at opening
Toledo Museum of Art (2016)
LeSo Gallery, Toledo (2015)
United Way, Bowling Green (2014
Lecture (Juried Selection): "The [Un]Making of an Icon: A Struggle for “Truth” in Depression Era Documentary Photography." Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 2016
Paper: “Constructing Rural Poverty in Depression Era America: Race, Gender, and Mexican Bodies Through the Lens of FSA Photography.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH. 2013
Panel: Gender, Race, and Nation in American Borderlands. Paper: “Mexican Bodies in Depression Era America: Representation, Reproduction, and Circulation of Farm Security Administration Photography.” BGSU Conference on Latin America and Latino/a Studies,
Bowling Green, OH. 2013
Panel: Women, The Gaze, and Film. Paper: “Killer Girls: Externalized Aggression in PopularFilm.” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 2012
Panel: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing. Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA. 2012
Installation and Ethnographies: “The Girls Room.”
This is a show comprised of photographs I made of participants (girls aged 11-14 of Lancaster, PA) after completing interviews. The final product brings the viewer into an immersive, installation space and then moves them into a stark room of portraits where an audio loop of selected clips from the interviews can be heard. This project navigates the individual stories of girlhood in from the perspective of those in the midst. The work endeavored to engage the community in conversations that were challenging, inclusive, and ethical.
○Battleground States Conference, Bowling Green, OH. 2006
○Women’s Research Network, Bowling Green, OH.
○Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA. 2004
○Power Camp: Filles D’Action, International Women’s Exhibition, Quebec, Canada. 2003
AWARDS and GRANTS*
Faculty Development Grant* 2017
Graduate Student Research Grant, Bowling Green State University* 2014
Distinguished Thesis Award Nominee, Bowling Green State University. 2008
Louis Katzner Research Grant, Bowling Green State University* 2007
Sexuality and Gender Activism Award, Bowling Green State University. 2007
Larry J. Hackman Research Scholarship, Franklin and Marshall College. 2004
Paul A. Mueller Jr. Summer Research Award, Franklin and Marshall College* 2003
2017-Present Ribbons of Excellence, Committee Member
2017-Present Gender Issues, Ad Hoc Committee
2017 Ribbons of Excellence, Orator’s Cup, Semi-Final Juror
2016 CORE Lego Challenge
2016-Present Ribbons of Excellence, Orator’s Cup, Semi-Final Juror
2015-2016 CORE Search Committee, Adrian College.
2015-2016 CORE Ad Hoc Committee, Adrian College.
2015 Panel: “Entering the Academic Job Market with a Culture Studies Degree,”
Bowling Green State University.
2013-2014 American Culture Studies Executive Committee, Bowling Green State University.
2013-2014 Women’s History Month Planning Committee, Bowling Green State University.
2011-2014 Women’s Center Photographer, Bowling Green State University.
2011 Advisor, The Vagina Monologues. Siena Heights University.
2010-2011 The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, Siena Heights University.
2010 English Search Committee, Siena Heights University.
2010 Restructuring the Liberal Arts, Siena Heights University.
2009-2010 First Year Experience Book Dinner, Siena Heights University.
2007 Advisor, Organization for Women’s Issues. Bowling Green State University.
Spanish Novice- High: reading, writing; Intermediate-Low: speaking, listening