Elizabeth Shanklin's essay, Authorizing
Mothers: A Study of the First Maternal Association of Utica, New York,
1824-1833, was serialized in the Crooked Lake Review between
Fall 2003 and Spring 2005.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Columbia University and of Sarah Lawrence
College. She was a panelist on "Talking to Each Other" at the Berkshire
Conference on the History of Women, Univ. of Rochester, 1999. She resides
in Riverside, New York.
B.A., English, Columbia University, 1958; M.A., Women’s History,
Sarah Lawrence College, 1991;
Completed Classes for Ph.D., Women’s History, Graduate Center, City
University of New York.
Teacher, New York City High Schools, 1968-2006.
“The Answer is Matriarchy,” in Mothering: Essays in Feminist
edited by Joyce Trebilcot (Rowman & Allanheld, 1983).
Toward Matriarchy: The Radical Struggle of Nineteenth-Century Women
in the United States to Reconstruct Mothering, 1825-1925 (UMI, 1991).
Papers and Panels:
Mothers of a New World: Feminist, Maternalist or Matriarchist?”
Paper presented to Canadian Historical Association as part of the panel,
“Radically Revisioning Motherhood, June 1, 1998.
“Authorizing Mothers: the First International Mother’s Magazine,
Utica, New York 1833”
presented to International Psychohistorical Association, Fordham University,
“Talking to Each Other: A Conversation about Generations in Women’s
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Rochester,
“Crossing Boundaries: Internationalism and Women’s History,”
Re-envisioning Women’s History, City University of New York Graduate
“Motherwork: Why it’s a Waste of Time,” Women’s
Studies Conference, Lehman College, 2001.
Organizer and Speaker at many events in the women’s
and Green movements throughout the United States including:
Member, The Feminists, 1975-1978;
Organizer, International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women, Columbia University,
Editor, The Matriarchist, 1978-1983;
Organizer and Speaker, Forum on the Future, NYC 1979;
Keynote Speaker, Matriarchal Awareness Week, University of Missouri, Kansas
City, Missouri, 1980;
Founder and Chair, Bronx Greens, December, 1999 to December, 2005;
Secretary, New York City Greens, a confederation of 19 chapters in NYC,
April, 2000 to April, 2001;
Clearinghouse Coordinator, New York State Greens, February, 2002 to December,
Green Party Candidate for the U.S. Congress, District 17;
Member, Coordinating Committee, United States Green Party, March, 2001
to March 2005.