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Recent Content

New Blog on Rural Women's Studies

The Rural Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce that it has launched a new blog highlighting ongoing research and grassroots activism working with rural women around the world.  Each week, a scholar or activist will share their work.

Our inaugural post is from Cynthia Prescott, who recently appeared with actor/director/producer Tony Goldwyn on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?  In this post, Prescott explores what she learned from the probate records of Tony Goldwyn’s 3X great grandfather, a New York State politician who migrated to Oregon in the 1850s.

Irene Ledesma Prize for PhD Research

PhD students carrying out research that contributes to gender and/or women's history in the North American West should consider applying for the Irene Ledesma Prize sponsored by the Coalition for Western Women's History. Applications are due May 15, 2015.