The Writing Life
A Conversation with Virginia Sharff
(Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1987)
Friday, November 4, Social Sciences 128
VIRGINIA SCHARFF is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarly publications include Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age (1991); Twenty Thousand Roads: Women, Movement, and the West (2003), two textbooks, Present Tense: The United States Since 1945 (1996); and Coming of Age: America in the Twentieth Century (1998); and the edited volume, Seeing Nature Through Gender (2003).
Scharff served as co-curator of “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” an exhibition sponsored by the Autry National Center, which opened in Los Angeles at the Autry in April, 2010 and traveled to the Missouri History Center, the Museum of New Mexico, and the Gilcrease Museum. She is also the author of four mystery suspense novels, written under the name of VIRGINIA SWIFT: Brown-Eyed Girl (2000), Bad Company (2002), Bye, Bye, Love (2004), and Hello, Stranger (2006).