Women Studies

Women Studies Minor program is changing:

Dr. Jeremy Thomas, Sociology Professor,
will be running the new program now called:

Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

For more information, please look at this webpage:

Congratulations to Dr. Erika Kuhlman!

Dr. Erika Kuhlman has received a 2014 Outstanding Researcher award. She will be honored at a reception on April 9th, along with four other recipients.

Erika Kuhlman is professor of history, director of Women Studies, and editor of the journal Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. She researches and writes about the reciprocal relationship between war and pacifism; about what compels people to fight or to refuse to fight; and about the relationship between individuals and the nation that sends them to war. Her study of the women's peace movement during the First World War was followed by a history of women's involvement in postwar reconciliation between nations. Her 2012 book, "Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War" traces the lives of German and U.S. women who lost their husbands to battle.

She was invited to give her lecture "Transnational Cultures of Mourning" at Duke University-University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Gender, War, and Culture series in September 2013. She is contributing a chapter in Oxford University Press's forthcoming anthology titled Gender, War, and the Western World since 1650.

Since 2012 she has studied soldiers who survived the war well enough to leave the country for which they had fought, Germany, to seek a fresh existence in the United States. Her chapter about a German writer who deserted his unit and stowed away on a ship bound for Philadelphia will appear in an anthology of Great War literature titled Modernism and War, forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Currently she is at work on a study of five U.S.-bound German veterans, both fictional and historical.


Lori Barber Honored as an Outstanding Student - Graduate School Master's Recipient

Each year, in partnership with the Idaho State University Colleges and Divisions, the Office of Alumni Relations hosts a ceremony to award deserving, graduating seniors with outstanding recognition. This year, Lori Barber was selected as an Outstanding Student for the Master's Program in the Graduate School.

Lori Barber received her Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (History and Anthropology) in December 2013. Currently, Lori is an adjunct instructor teaching two classes in the History/Women Studies departments.


For more information about Outstanding Student Awards, please click here.



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In a highly competitive, global world, students must have an understanding of multiple perspectives. Women Studies is a great complimentary minor for all students, women and men. The Women Studies Program offers an 18 credit interdisciplinary minor that draws courses from Women Studies, Anthropology, Business, Communication, English, History, Health Education, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Women Studies minor enhances intellectual growth, complements major degree programs, and provides valuable internship opportunities.

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The Women Studies Program congratulates its Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 ISU graduates earning minors in
Women Studies:

The Women Studies Program congratulates its Spring 2014 ISU graduates earning minors in Women Studies:


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