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Renee M. Laegreid

Renee M. Laegreid, Ph.D. is Professor of History, US West, at the University of Wyoming. Her area of specialty is women and gender in the 20th century West, and publications include Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the American West, an exploration of the emergence and development of the rodeo queen phenomena from 1909-1969, and a co-edited volume of essays Women on the North American Plains, that provides an overview of the diversity of women and their experiences in this region. She has published numerous essays on women and rodeo, and is currently working on a book-length project that examines the shifting idea of the cowboy between the United States and Italy. Laegreid is also series editor for Women and the American West, a book series published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
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