The Rural Women's Studies Association's triennial conference has gone virtual. Register today!
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The 2021 RWSA Triennial Conference is going virtual. We are excited to host a virtual conference that allows for a more diverse range of participants.
RWSA blog editor Cynthia Prescott responds to reflections on her experiences in RWSA that she wrote for this blog following our last conference in 2015 and looks ahead to this year's conference
Teaching Reflection: Women and Rural Life Cherisse Jones-Branch, Ph.D. Arkansas State University-Jonesboro I have read substantially about women, agriculture, and rural life in the past few years. For that reason, in fall 2015, I decided to teach a course on this very topic in spring 2016. It simply made sense to me. I teach … Continue reading Teaching Reflection: Women and Rural Life
Preparing for the 2018 Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference The next Rural Women’s Studies Association triennial conference will be held May 17-19, 2018, at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, USA. In our last blog post, Cindy Prescott suggested several ways that you can help raise the visibility of rural women’s studies and the RWSA. Today … Continue reading Preparing for the 2018 Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference
Essays based on superb papers presented at the 2012 Rural Women's Studies Association conference, which span time and place, appear along with an introduction in the Summer 2015 issue of Agricultural History.
Perhaps the greatest challenge that RWSA faces is to follow through on its founders’ vision of making RWSA an organization that brings together academics and grassroots activists.
By Joan Jensen, Professor Emerita, New Mexico State University It was the spring of 1977, and I was where I wanted to be. I was at a Land Grant University, teaching women’s history, and in my head a book on rural women was taking form. I had dropped out of the academic field, like many … Continue reading Looking Backward and Forward at Rural Women History