How Civic Responsibility, Nativism, and World War I Gave Women in the Midwest the Right to Vote

Civic responsibility combined with wartime nativist hysteria to give midwestern women the right to vote.

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Transgender Advocacy and Activism in the Midwest: A Partnership

How can Gender Studies majors learn about transgender history, rights, and activism beyond the college classroom? How can students apply their knowledge of feminist theory and methods to practical problems? What does being an ally and an activist look like? These are the questions we are asking and answering in creating a Transgender Studies internship program...

Putting Women in a Man’s World: Making a Conscious Effort to Include Women in Museum Exhibits

Putting Women in a Man’s World: Making a Conscious Effort to Include Women in Museum Exhibits Leah Tookey, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum History museums are created to tell a certain story about a place, a time, a people, or a way of life.  How we tell that story determines whether or not we … Continue reading Putting Women in a Man’s World: Making a Conscious Effort to Include Women in Museum Exhibits

The Charreada in the U.S.: A National Sport in Another Nation

Editor's Note: This post is the first in a new series featuring abstracts for past and upcoming conference presentations.  Publishing abstracts on this blog enables us to share ongoing research far beyond the boundaries of the conferences at which these presentations are given.  If you find an abstract interesting, we encourage you to contact the … Continue reading The Charreada in the U.S.: A National Sport in Another Nation