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Renee M. Laegreid

Professor of History


Renee Martini Laegreid specializes in the history of the American West, with a focus on gender and culture in the late nineteenth to mid- twentieth century. Her current research projects involve cultural and social analysis of western iconography, examining how symbols of the West have been created and shaped over time, and across international boundaries.


Women on the North American Plains (2011), co-edited with Sandra Mathews

Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the West (2007)


Course Offerings:

The American West Between the World Wars (1918-1941)

Women and Gender in the American West

Nineteenth Century West

Twentieth Century West


UW Faculty Representative on the Governor's Council for the Women's Suffrage Celebration



   History Bldg, room 361




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