Office Number: B 533

Office Tel: (718) 518-6780

Office Hours: T/H 2-3:30 or as arranged

Areas of Expertise:

Women’s Studies, fairy tales and feminist theory, literature and psychology

Academic Interest:

Professor Fisher specializes in U.S. Women’s Literature and Women’s Studies. Additionally, she enjoys teaching courses in Basic Writing. As the college’s Chief Reader and as Course Manager for English 1301 (Core English), Professor Fisher finds reward in working with faculty to help students prepare for the ACT essay exam.

In addition to her full time appointment, Professor Fisher coordinates the Women’s Studies Option at Hostos. Currently she holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Women’s Studies Certificate Program at CUNY’s Graduate Center.

Courses usually taught:

Core English, Women in Literature, Literature and Psychology, Introduction to Women’s Studies


  • Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender. Greenwood Publications Group, 2003, editor.
  • “How Women Right Wrongs: Morality and Justice in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles” in Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender
  • “When Women Shape the World: Charlotte Perkins’ Gilman’s Herland
    in Women in Literature.
  • Buchi Emecheta: Writing Across the Continents” in Modern British Women Writers, eds. Janik and Janik. Greenwood Publications Group, 2002.
  • Analyzing the Different Voice: Women’s Psychological Theory and Literary Texts. Rowman and Littlefield, 1998, editor. (Reviewed in Hypatia and Feminist Theory, 2001)
  • “Fairy Tales, Feminist Theory and the Lives of Women and Girls” in Analyzing the Different Voice.
  • “Women’s Studies without a Women’s Studies Program: The Case of Hostos Community College.” Women’s Studies Quarterly (Vol, 30, nos. 3 &4). Fall/Winter 2002. 99-108.

It’s a privilege to work with students at Hostos who hunger for and respond gratefully to serious intellectual stimulation and “whole person” opportunities for growth.