1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Lisa Woolfork

Associate Professor

106 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

TR 9:20-10:40
T 12:30 to 2:00. 

136 Bryan Hall

Class Schedule:

TR 8:00-9:15, 11:00-12:15
 

Degrees

Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
M.A. Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
B.A. Simmons, 1992

Specialties

African American, American

Books

Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture, University of Illinois Press, 2008

Articles

  • “Academic Mothers and their Feminist Daughters: A Remix” African American Review 40(2006): 35-38.
  • “Working Moms in Their Own Words” Black Issues in Higher Education, March 28, 2002.

Reviews

  • Kirby Farrell. Post-Traumatic Culture: Injury and Interpretation in the Nineties. Studies in the Novel. 33.2 (2001): 232-234.
  • Ruthie Bolton. Gal: A True Life . African American Review. 30.3 (1996): 500-502.

Conferences and Lectures

  • “Academic Mothers and their Feminist Daughters: a remix” American Studies
    Association Annual Meeting, November 2005.
  • “Re-embodying American Slavery” Legacies of Slavery in American Life: Politics, Education, and the Arts Symposium, Brown University, October 2005.
  • “Immortality, Reincarnation, and the Traumatic Slave Past” Modern Language Association Convention, December 2004.
  • “Simulating American Slavery in Wax and Deed” Modern Language Association Convention, December 2004.
  • “Teaching the History of American Slavery” Lecturer, March 2003.
  • “Teaching the History of American Slavery” Workshop Facilitator, November 2002.
  • Virginia 2020 Women Writers of Vision Series, Respondent, March 2002.
  • “Uncharted Terrain: Black Feminist Mothers and Their Academic Daughters” Modern Language Association Convention, December 2001.
  • “Immortality, Reincarnation and the Traumatic Slave Past” American Women Writers of Color Conference, October 2001.
  • “Slave Girl, Interrupted: Trauma and Quilting African American Women’s Subjectivity” English Department Faculty Conference, October 2001.
  • “Quilts and Creation” University of Virginia ’s Young Women’s Leadership Program, April 2001.
  • “Knowing Slavery Inside and Out” Montpelier Slave Commemoration, April 2001.
  • “Fantastic Voyage: Returning to the Traumatic Past in Haile Gerima’s Sankofa” Real to Reel: Black Life in Cinema Conference, April 2001.
  • Sankofa and the Question of Film as Slave Narrative” Texts and Contexts: English Department Faculty Conference, March 2001.
  • “Trauma, Time Travel and Narrative Epistemologies in Octavia Butler’s Kindred” Narrative: An International Conference, March 2001.
  • “Reclamations of the Traumatic Past: Bodily Referents and the Epistemology of Slavery” MELUS: Multi Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference, March 2001.

Honors

  • 2007 Recognition of Teaching and Service, The Seven Society
    An honor awarded by one of the University’s secret societies           
  • 2006 University of Virginia Summer Grant (declined)           
  • 2006 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2006 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Support
  • 2005 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2005 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award
  • 2004 Mead Honored Faculty - Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching and involvement with students
  • 2004 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Sesquicentennial Fellowship
  • 2003 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship
  • 2003 AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • 2003 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2003 “Most Influential Educator” Virginia Athletics, Women’s Basketball Team
  • 2002 Recognition of Teaching Excellence, The Seven Society - An honor awarded by one of the University of Virginia’s secret societies
  • 2002 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2001 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 1999 Advanced Opportunity Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1996 College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison , competitive award for graduate student teaching
  • 1992-1995 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison