Lisa Nordstrum

Lisa Nordstrum teaches Middle School New Mexico History and an Upper School honors Women’s Studies course. She graduated from Colorado College with a major in Southwest Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies, earned her NM K-12 teaching certification at the University of New Mexico, and has completed many graduate level courses in a variety of Southwestern topics. A native Santa Fean from a family of educators, Lisa has taught and tutored in local public and private schools. Lisa has worked in the museum world as well: as a field researcher in northern New Mexico with the School for Advanced Research; as an educator at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; and in the development of educational programs for the New Mexico History Museum. She recently created a K-12 NM Standards based curriculum about the women of New Mexico. She is excited about sharing her ongoing exploration of the intersections of women’s lives and stories as a centerpiece of the Southwest.

Faculty Courses

The Allure of the Southwest: Inspiration and Creation of the 1920s Art Colonies

The Roaring Twenties initiated an artistic time in the US; many artists and writers migrated to Europe to seek adventure and inspiration in the bustle of Parisian life. Others ventured to the Southwest, seeking open spaces and solitude. Women were most integral in establishing the vibrant art colonies of the 1920s in New Mexico. These communities…

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