February 8, 2019
Valerie Padilla Carroll presents at 'Placing Gender' workshop
Valerie Padilla Carroll, assistant professor in the gender, women, and sexuality studies department, participated in "Placing Gender," a workshop on gender and environmental history hosted in Sydney, Australia in December 2018.
At the workshop, she presented a paper, "Reaffirming Gender and Erasing Race: Ralph and Myrtle Mae Borsodi's Vision of Back-to-the-land as a White Heteropatriarchal Refugium during the Great Depression," which explores the work of the Borsodis as they promoted their vision of back-to-the-land during the Great Depression.
Padilla Carroll's work focuses on the often-underexplored gendered meanings underpinning the U.S. back-to-the-land movement.