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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Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making

The Rural Women's Studies Association's 13th Triennial Conference is fast approaching.  It will be held May 16-19, 2018, with optional pre- and post-conference tours on May 16 and 20.  We hope that you will join us at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, for this interdiciplinary gathering of scholars, activists, and others interested in rural women past and present.  To whet your appetite, we are posting the conference program here.

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...