Lisa M. Botshon

Lisa Botshon
Title Professor Of English
Telephone (207) 621-3473

Jewett Hall, Room 119
UMA Augusta Campus


Lisa Botshon is a Professor of English who teaches a wide variety of courses, including American literature, graphic storytelling, and women’s and gender studies. Her research interests include women writers; issues of gender, race and ethnicity; American popular culture; and early 20th-century back-to-the-land narratives.  She has published articles in a range of collections and scholarly journals, including Feminist Teacher, Journal of Narrative Theory, and Modern Fiction Studies. A collection, Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s, co-edited with Meredith Goldsmith, was published by Northeastern UP.  Her current book project focuses on Maine women rusticators of the 1940s.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, Dr. Botshon was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; she was awarded a second Fulbright to teach at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in spring 2018.


B.A., Brandeis University.
M.A., Columbia University.
Ph.D., Columbia University.