Lisa Krissoff Boehm is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Director of the Honors Program at Worcester State College. Her book, Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration, will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in March 2009. She will be giving a talk at the Gerald R. Ford Museum based on the book on April 9, 2009. This book relies on forty original oral histories collected by the author, as well as oral histories at the Baylor University Oral History Institute. Boehm was awarded the Baylor Research Fellowship for 2007-2008.
Boehm is the Regional Director and on the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Oral History Educators, serves on the Oral History Association prize committee, and is on the board of the New England Oral History Association. Her previous book was Popular Culture and the Enduring Myth of Chicago (Routledge, 2004). She also wrote, "Chicago as Forgotten Country Music Mecca," in The Hay Loft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, edited by Chad Berry, published by University of Illinois Press in 2008.