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February 8, 2019

Valerie Padilla Carroll presents at 'Placing Gender' workshop

Submitted by Kim Garver

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.