Renee M. Laegreid

Professor of History

Portrait of UW History Professor Renee Laegreid

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.

Dr. Renee Laegreid CV 2023

Research Interests

19th and 20th Century West

Symbolic representation of western icons


Women and gender in the US and the US West

Cultural History

Social History



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

Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the West (2007)


Course Offerings

HIST 1251: Wyoming History

HIST 2060: US West Between the World Wars

HIST 2389: Women in the West

HIST 4530/5530: 19th Century West

HIST 4540/5540: 20th Century West

HIST 4990: History of Disease

HIST 5585: Seminar: Global West


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


   History Building

   Room 361


Contact Us

History Building

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101


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