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Elizabeth Goldberg

Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
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Bio

Professor Goldberg teaches intermediate and advanced courses in international literatures and human rights, Babson’s interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities Foundation course, and the India portion of the Babson BRIC course. She held the Mandell Family Term Chair (2007-2012), and was voted Professor of the Year by the graduating classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009. Dr. Goldberg has received the Faculty Scholarship Award, 2012; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, 2012; the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation Changemaker Award, 2012; the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award, 2007; the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006; and the faculty Innovators Among Us award, 2004. Author of Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights (Rutgers University Press, 2007), Dr. Goldberg has published articles in journals and edited collections in the areas of multicultural literature and pedagogies, gender studies, and human rights. She edited a special issue of the transnational journal Peace Review devoted to the subject of literature, film, and human rights (Spring 2008), and is currently co-editing a collection of essays on torture since 9/11. She is co-editor, with Alexandra Schultheis, University of North Carolina, of Theoretical Perspectives on Literature and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011). Dr. Goldberg currently serves as Chair of the Board of Made By Survivors, an international NGO empowering survivors of slavery by providing education and skilled craftsmanship training, and as Faculty Director of the Made By Survivors Microsupply Chain Consortium, hosted by the Lewis Institute Social Innovation Laboratory. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Teaching in Higher Education, and has recently concluded a term as Chair and Commissioner of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission.​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Miami University of Ohio
  • MA, Northeastern University
  • BA, Northeastern University

Academic Interests

Literatures of the African Diaspora; Postcolonial and Narrative Theories; Gender Studies; Human Rights; African American Studies; Contemporary Fiction and Poetry; Critical Theory; Film Studies

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 - Faculty Scholarship Award, Dean of Faculty
  • 2012 - Changemaker Award, Lewis Institute
  • 2012 - Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day Award, Council on Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2008 - Professor of the Year, Babson College
  • 2007 - Professor of the Year, Babson College
  • 2007 - Women Who Make a Difference Award, Babson College
  • 2006 - Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Babson College
  • 2004 - Innovators Among Us Award, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • HUM 4600: SEMINAR IN HUMAN RIGHTS (LIT)
  • LVA 2010: AFRICAN AMERICAN LIT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Moore, A.S., Goldberg, E.S. (2015). Victims, perpetrators, and the limits of human rights discourse in post-Palermo fiction about sex trafficking. The International Journal of Human Rights, 19(1), 16-31. link
  • Moore, A.S., Goldberg, E.S. (2014). ‘Let Us Begin with a Smaller Gesture’: An Ethos of Human Rights and the Possibilities of Form in Chris Abani’s Song for Night and Becoming Abigail. ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 45(4), 59-87.
  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S., Mullins, G. (2013). Introduction: On Texts and Performances. College Literature, 40(3), 9-14. link
  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S. (2013). Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Human Rights and Literature. College Literature, 40(3), 15-37. link
  • Goldberg, E.S., A.S. (2011). Old Questions in New Boxes: Mia Kirschner's I Live Here and the Problem of Transnational Witnessing. Gender and Humanitarian Narrative
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2010). Plotting, Finally, the Human: Unsettling the Manichean Allegory in Caryl Phillips. South Atlantic Review, 75(2), 135-154. link
  • Goldberg, E.S., Greenberg, D. (2004). What's a Cultural Studies Curriculum Doing at a College Like This?. Liberal Education: Journal of the American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2003). Living the Legacy: Pain, Desire, and Narrative Time in Gayl Jones's Corregidora. Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, 26(2), 446-472.

Books

  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S. (2015). Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies. New York, NY: Modern Language Association Press link
  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S. (2012). Epilogue. New York, NY: Routledge
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2012). Introduction: Human Rights and Literature: The Development of an Interdiscipline. New York, NY: Routledge
  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S. (2012). Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. New York, NY: Routledge
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2007). Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Bhardwaj, G., Goldberg, E.S. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem. 22.
  • Bhardwaj, G., Goldberg, E.S. (2014). Made By Survivors: Business Solution for a Social Problem - Teaching Note. 25.
  • Harris, B.N., Goldberg, E.S. (2007). What Price Progress: The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project. Geneen Foundation Ethics Case Series,

Book Chapters

  • Goldberg, E.S., Moore, A.S. (2015). Beyond the Post/Colonial and the West. In Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg and Alexandra Schultheis Moore (Ed.), New York, NY: Modern Language Association Press link
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2015). Gendering Human Rights and Their Violation: A Reading of Chris Cleave's Little Bee. In Sophia McLennen and Alexandra Schultheis Moore (Ed.), New York, NY: Routledge link
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2014). Human Rights. In Catharine R. Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt (Ed.), Critical Terms for the Study of Gender. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2012). Intimations of What Was to Come: Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones and the Indivisibility of Human Rights. In Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg and Alexandra Schultheis Moore (Ed.), Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. New York, NY: Routledge
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2012). "Accorded a Place in the Design": Torture in Post-Apartheid Cinema. In Fabiola Salek and Fabiola Fernandez Salek (Ed.), Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination. New York, NY: Columbia University Press
  • Dubey, M., Goldberg, E.S. (2011). New frontiers, cross-currents and convergences: emerging cultural paradigms. In Maryemma Graham and Jerry W. Ward Jr. (Ed.), The Cambridge History of African American Literature. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2000). Splitting Difference: Global Identity Politics and the Representation of Torture in the Counter-Historical Dramatic Film. In David J. Slocum (Ed.), New York, NY: Routledge link
  • Goldberg, E.S. (1997). The Way We Do the Things We Do: Enunciation and Effect in teh Multicultural Classroom. In Maryemma Graham and Sharon Pineault Burke (Ed.), New York, NY: Routledge
  • Goldberg, E.S., Dubey, M. (2009). Cross-Currents and Convergencies: Emerging Paradigms. In Maryemma Graham, Jerry Ward (Ed.), The Cambridge History of African American Literature. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2006). War Film during the War on Terror: Displacement and Indirection.Kulturausausch.
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2005). Who was Afraid of Patrice Lumumba? Terror and the Ethical Imagination . In David Slocum (Ed.), Lumumba: La Mort du Prophet. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press

Book Reviews

  • Goldberg, E.S. (2012). Review: African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations, and Boundaries. Journal of the African Literature Association, Vol 7
  • Goldberg, E.S. (2012). Review of "African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations and Boundaries" by Robert Cancel and Winifred Woodhull. Journal of the African Literature Association, Vol 7

Others

  • Goldberg, E.S. (2014). On Happy Endings. Cincinnati, OH: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center link

Presentations

  • Restorations: Rebuilding Lives After Slavery and Exploitation
    Goldberg, E. Restorations: Rebuilding Lives After Slavery and Exploitation Slavery Past, Present, and Future 2nd Global Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (2016)
  • "Structured Absence: Revolution in Human-Rights Oriented Literary Criticism
    Goldberg, E. "Structured Absence: Revolution in Human-Rights Oriented Literary Criticism Human Rights and Literature: Critical Reflections and New Directions, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2016)
  • Open Secrets: How Literature and Activism Contribute to Public Awareness of Guantanamo
    Goldberg, E. Open Secrets: How Literature and Activism Contribute to Public Awareness of Guantanamo American Society for Arts of the Present, Greensville, SC (2015)
  • Business and Commerce, Slavery and Abolition, Then and Now
    Goldberg, E. Business and Commerce, Slavery and Abolition, Then and Now Bi-Annual Meeting, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH (2015)
  • Beyond the Law: The Power of Human Connection in the Fight Against Slavery
    Goldberg, E. Beyond the Law: The Power of Human Connection in the Fight Against Slavery Northeast Regional Conference, International School of Boston (2015)
  • "The Power of Partnership: Business Innovations in the Fight Against Slavery
    Goldberg, E. "The Power of Partnership: Business Innovations in the Fight Against Slavery Slavery Then, Today, and Tomorrow, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (2015)
  • Vulnerability and Precarity, Innocence and Guilt: The Camp Delta Story
    Goldberg, E. Vulnerability and Precarity, Innocence and Guilt: The Camp Delta Story Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, WA (2015)
  • State of the Field: Fighting Human Trafficking, 2014
    Goldberg, E. State of the Field: Fighting Human Trafficking, 2014 World Boston: A World Affairs Council , Boston, MA (2014)
  • The Body and the Word: Toward a Genealogy of Postcolonialism and Human Rights
    Moore, A., Goldberg, E. The Body and the Word: Toward a Genealogy of Postcolonialism and Human Rights Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, New York, NY (2014)
  • Business Solutions to Human Trafficking
    Goldberg, E. Business Solutions to Human Trafficking Guest Lecture, Seminar in Business and Human Rights, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Are Men Human? Representations of the Perpetrator in James Levine's The Blue Notebook
    Goldberg, E. Are Men Human? Representations of the Perpetrator in James Levine's The Blue Notebook Negotiating Human Rights: Cultural, Legal and Political Framings, Aarhus, Denmark (2014)
  • Culpability as Continuum: Identifying the Perpetrator in the Sex Trafficking Scenario
    Goldberg, E. Culpability as Continuum: Identifying the Perpetrator in the Sex Trafficking Scenario Historical Justice and Memory: Questions of Rights and Accountability in Contemporary Society, New York, NY (2013)
  • Business Solutions to Modern Day Trafficking
    Goldberg, E., Bain, C. Business Solutions to Modern Day Trafficking Good Business Fridays, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Concentric Circles: Keys to Cosmopolitan Engagement
    Goldberg, E. Concentric Circles: Keys to Cosmopolitan Engagement Widows and Orphans Forum Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2013)

  • Goldberg, E. Guest Lecture, Seminar in Business and Human Rights, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Made By Survivors: Impact Assessment and the Prosperity Model
    Goldberg, E. Made By Survivors: Impact Assessment and the Prosperity Model Better World By Design Conference, Providence, RI (2013)
  • More Radical Than Thou: Politics and Posturing in the Reception of Sex Trafficking Narratives
    Goldberg, E. More Radical Than Thou: Politics and Posturing in the Reception of Sex Trafficking Narratives Historians Against Slavery Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH (2013)
  • Politics and Posturing in Reception of Sex Trafficking Narratives
    Goldberg, E. Politics and Posturing in Reception of Sex Trafficking Narratives Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, ON (2013)
  • K. Sello Duiker’s Thirteen Cents: An Investigation of Literature, Law, and the Human Rights Narrative
    Goldberg, E. K. Sello Duiker’s Thirteen Cents: An Investigation of Literature, Law, and the Human Rights Narrative 39th Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, Charleston, SC (2013)
  • From Survival to Freedom: Evolving Strategies for Reintegration in the Aftermath of Sex Slavery
    Goldberg, E. From Survival to Freedom: Evolving Strategies for Reintegration in the Aftermath of Sex Slavery Boston Consortium for Gender, Security, and Human Rights, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Surviving Brothel Slavery: Reintegration in the Context of Changing Repatriation Law
    Goldberg, E. Surviving Brothel Slavery: Reintegration in the Context of Changing Repatriation Law Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, Cincinnati, OH (2013)
  • Harbor: Survivors Among Us
    Goldberg, E., Mohamed, E. Harbor: Survivors Among Us Art and Ideas Series: Peace and Conflict, Framingham, MA (2013)
  • Survivors Among Us: An Exploration of Voice, Genre, and Human Rights
    Goldberg, E. Survivors Among Us: An Exploration of Voice, Genre, and Human Rights Conversations About Human Rights Across the Disciplines, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Victims and Predators: Reflections On the Trafficking Narrative in James Levine’s The Blue Notebook
    Goldberg, E., Moore, A. Victims and Predators: Reflections On the Trafficking Narrative in James Levine’s The Blue Notebook 128th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Pedagogies of Human Rights and Literature, Or, the Importance of Reading Literarily
    Goldberg, E. Pedagogies of Human Rights and Literature, Or, the Importance of Reading Literarily International Conference on Human Rights Education , Krakow, Poland (2012)
  • Accorded a Place in the Design: Torture in Post-Apartheid Cinema
    Goldberg, E. Accorded a Place in the Design: Torture in Post-Apartheid Cinema Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, San Juan, PR (2012)
  • Teaching Literature and Human Rights
    Goldberg, E., Moore, A. Teaching Literature and Human Rights Research Program on Humanitarianism , University of Connecticut (2012)
  • Entrepreneurship and the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom
    Goldberg, E. Entrepreneurship and the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom , Hiram, OH (2012)
  • Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Literature and Human Rights
    Goldberg, E. Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Literature and Human Rights Human Rights and the Humanities Conference, Beirut, Lebanon (2012)
  • Being, Becoming, and Haunting in Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail
    Goldberg, E. Being, Becoming, and Haunting in Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Providence, RI (2012)
  • Camp Delta 2011: Testimonial, Literature, and the Possibility of Lament
    Goldberg, E. Camp Delta 2011: Testimonial, Literature, and the Possibility of Lament 127th MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, WA (2012)
  • Going "All In": Multi-Sector Paartnerships to Fight Human Trafficking
    Goldberg, E. Going "All In": Multi-Sector Paartnerships to Fight Human Trafficking The Projection Project Sixth Annual Symposium on Trafficking in Persons, Johns Hopkins University (2011)
  • Let Us Begin with a Smaller Gesture: Chris Abani and the Possibilities of Form
    Goldberg, E., , A. Let Us Begin with a Smaller Gesture: Chris Abani and the Possibilities of Form American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver, Canada (2011)
  • Facing BlackfacE: Learning from Racism on a College Campus
    Goldberg, E., Pinard, M. Facing BlackfacE: Learning from Racism on a College Campus Second international Converence on Hate Studies, Spokane, WA (2011)
  • Spectatorship and Abandonment in Mia Kirschner's I Live Here
    Goldberg, E. Spectatorship and Abandonment in Mia Kirschner's I Live Here Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, CA (2011)
  • Multimedia narrative and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing
    Goldberg, E., Schultheis, A. Multimedia narrative and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing From Urgent Action to (Time Im0Memorial: Art and Literature of Human Rights in Changing Political Contexts, New Orleans, LA (2010)
  • ken Saro-Wiwa and the Global Struggle for Economic Human Rights
    Goldberg, E. ken Saro-Wiwa and the Global Struggle for Economic Human Rights Human/Environmental Rights, and African literature, Tuscon, Arizona (2010)
  • Plotting the Human: Unsettling the Manichean Allegory in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and A Distant Shore
    Goldberg, E. Plotting the Human: Unsettling the Manichean Allegory in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and A Distant Shore The Nature of Intolerance: Caryl Philips and Human Rights(2009)
  • Reading, "righting," and Recognition: Literature and Human Rights in the New Global Era
    Goldberg, E. Reading, "righting," and Recognition: Literature and Human Rights in the New Global Era Scholars' Symposium, University of Tampa (2009)
  • Old Questions in New Boxes:Mia Kirschner's I Live Here and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing
    Goldberg, E. Old Questions in New Boxes:Mia Kirschner's I Live Here and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing For Scholar's Symposium, University of Conneticut (2009)
  • Explosions in Black and White: Race, Gender, and Human Rights in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and a Distant Shore
    Goldberg, E. Explosions in Black and White: Race, Gender, and Human Rights in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and a Distant Shore , University of Vermont (2009)
  • Exposions in Black and White: Race, Gender, and Human Rights in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and A Distant Shore
    Goldberg, E. Exposions in Black and White: Race, Gender, and Human Rights in Caryl Phillips' Cambridge and A Distant Shore , University of Vermont (2009)
  • Literature and Economic Human Rights: A Post-Marxist Reading of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger
    Goldberg, E. Literature and Economic Human Rights: A Post-Marxist Reading of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger Human Rights Literary Culture Within/Against Globalization, Harvard University (2009)
  • The Case of Entrepreneurial Homicide: Aravind Adiga's 'The White Tiger' and Economic Human Rights
    Goldberg, E. The Case of Entrepreneurial Homicide: Aravind Adiga's 'The White Tiger' and Economic Human Rights Seminar in Human Rights, Ann Arbor, MI (2009)
  • The Missing Frontier: Literature and Economic Rights
    Goldberg, E. The Missing Frontier: Literature and Economic Rights Series in Human Rights, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2009)
  • Literature and Film After 9/11
    Goldberg, E. Literature and Film After 9/11 , Wellesley, MA (2008)
  • An Embrace of Praxis: Entrepreneurial Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom
    Goldberg, E. An Embrace of Praxis: Entrepreneurial Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom , Hiram Ohio (2008)
  • An Embrace of Praxis: Entrepreneurial Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom
    Goldberg, E. An Embrace of Praxis: Entrepreneurial Pedagogy in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Classroom , Hiram, OH (2008)
  • Literature and FIlm in an Age of Terror
    Goldberg, E. Literature and FIlm in an Age of Terror Understanding Our World Lecture Series, Needham, MA (2008)
  • Of Burrows and Being: Literature and Human Rights in an Age of Terror
    Goldberg, E. Of Burrows and Being: Literature and Human Rights in an Age of Terror Human Rights and/in Global Literary Production: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives, Long Beach, CA (2008)
  • Human Rights and LIterature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy
    Goldberg, E. Human Rights and LIterature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy , Davos, Switzerland (2008)
  • Of Manifestos and Manifesting: Professing Literature and Human Rights in an Age of Terror
    Goldberg, E. Of Manifestos and Manifesting: Professing Literature and Human Rights in an Age of Terror Ropes Memorial Lecture Series: Humanities in a Post-9/11 Age, Cincinnati, OH (2008)
  • Human Rights and Literature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy
    Goldberg, E. Human Rights and Literature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland (2008)
  • Literature and Human Rights: Notes Toward a Theory
    Goldberg, E. Literature and Human Rights: Notes Toward a Theory , Memphis, TN (2007)
  • Invisible Lifelines: Social and Economic Human RIghts in Edwidge Danicat's 'The Farming of Bones'
    Goldberg, E. Invisible Lifelines: Social and Economic Human RIghts in Edwidge Danicat's 'The Farming of Bones' , Puebla, Mexico (2007)
  • Plotting the Human: Black (African) Man and White (European) Woman in Caryl Phillips 'Cambridge and A Distant Shore'
    Goldberg, E. Plotting the Human: Black (African) Man and White (European) Woman in Caryl Phillips 'Cambridge and A Distant Shore' , Morgantown, West Virginia (2007)
  • Living in the 'Awakened Dark': Racism and Genocide in Edwidge Danicat's 'The Farming of Bones'
    Goldberg, E. Living in the 'Awakened Dark': Racism and Genocide in Edwidge Danicat's 'The Farming of Bones' American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA (2006)
  • Genocide/Witness
    Goldberg, E. Genocide/Witness Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights, Oxford, OH (2006)
  • Issues in the Profession
    Goldberg, E. Issues in the Profession , Oxford, OH (2006)
  • Genocide/Witness
    Goldberg, E. Genocide/Witness 31st Annual Conference on Film and Literature(2006)
  • Harbingers of a New, Old Society: Rape, Consent, and Social Contract in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace
    Goldberg, E. Harbingers of a New, Old Society: Rape, Consent, and Social Contract in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace , Boulder, CO (2005)
  • The Reliability of BIS Monitor on Rapid Awakening and Response in Adults Having Outpatient Colonoscopy
    Allen, I., Deal, E., Gratz, I., Lesser, G., Goldberg, E. The Reliability of BIS Monitor on Rapid Awakening and Response in Adults Having Outpatient Colonoscopy Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Honolulu, HI (2004)
  • Human Rights in Secondary Level Language Arts and Social Studies Curricula
    Goldberg, E. Human Rights in Secondary Level Language Arts and Social Studies Curricula Bridges to Scholarship Program, Boston, MA (2004)