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Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg  

Professor of English

Chair of Arts and Humanities Division
B.A., M.A., Northeastern University
Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio
Academic Division

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.​

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