Dr. Anders received her PhD in Religion and Social Change from the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint PhD Program. She continues her scholarship as an independent historian headquartered in Colorado, USA. Her publications portfolio includes numerous book reviews in academic journals, chapters in edited collections, individual and organizational encyclopedia articles, and her forthcoming book for the general public exploring the spiritual life of 19th-century author/activist L. Maria Child (Swedenborg Foundation). She founded and directs the woman-owned business, Writing the World, LLC (www.writingtheworld.com). She offers ghost writing, editing, research, grant writing, nonprofit consulting, and project management to individual, nonprofit, and for-profit clients. Her monthly blog has been going strong since 2013 with the theme, "Inspiration and Hope from History" (www.writingtheworld.com/blog). In 2016-17, Anders' publisher invited her to do a three-part blog series on Maria Child (http://www.swedenborg.com/tag/tisa-anders/). She loves the collegiality with so many fellow independent scholars through NCIS!
Current research areas:
Spiritual biography of L. Maria Child (1802-1880). one of the most well-known authors and activists of 19th-century America; Betabelero (Mexican and Mexican-American Beet Field Workers) Oral History Project in Western Nebraska, interviewing former betabeleros; Western Nebraska sugar industry and the Betabeleros through the eyes of art, Sugarbeet Workers Mural by Carlos Hernandez Chavez; Junius Groves (1859-1925), African American farmer, entrepenuer, and businessmen from eastern Kansas
Recent scholarly activity:
L. Maria Child: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey in Nineteenth Century America. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers (under contract, 2014); conducting oral histories for the Betabelero Oral History Project in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming; "Robidoux Pass" encyclopedia entry, Mitchell Newton-Matza, ed., Encyclopedia of American Sites and Landmarks; “Successes and Challenges of Working within the Intersection of Latino Studies and Agricultural History,” roundtable panel organizer and member, Agricultural History Society, Provo, Utah, June 2014; biweekly articles for my blog, "Writing the World with Inspiration and Hope from History," www.writingtheworld.com/blog.
Chapters in Edited Collections
Chapter, "Betabeleros and the Western Nebraska Sugar Industry: An Early 20th Century History," Latin Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Reshaping Communities, Redrawing Boundaries, Linda Allegro and Andrew Grant Wood, eds. “American Working Class” series. Chicago: University of Illinois Press (May 2013).
Chapter, Rosa Cobos (co-author), “Empowerment of the Fields: Betabeleras and the Western Nebraska Sugar Industry,” Gender and Rural Migration: Realities, Conflict and Change, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, ed. “Routledge Research in Gender and Society (Book 38)” series. New York: Routledge (October 2013).
“Rosemarie Freeney Harding,” www.BlackPast.org (African American and Africa Diaspora History online reference center), 2014.
“Don Lemon,” www.BlackPast.org (African American and Africa Diaspora history online reference center), 2013.
Review, Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, The International Journal on World Peace (forthcoming).
Review, Peace: A World History, by Antony Adolf, The International Journal on World Peace (March 2013).