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Long Rhode to the Vote: URI Suffrage Centennial (Virtual) Spring Series

The Queer History of the Suffrage Movement

Professor Wendy Rouse will talk about the traditional narrative of suffrage history that sanitized the private lives and public personas of individual suffragists, contributing to the historical erasure of the lives and loves of prominent queer suffragists. Her talk will explore how suffragists both reinforced and challenged heteronormative views of gender and sexuality while highlighting the role of queer suffragists in the movement.

Wendy Rouse is an Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University whose scholarly research focuses on the history of women and children in the United States during the Progressive Era.  The author of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement, she is currently researching the lives of queer suffragists.

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Thursday, March 4 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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College of Arts and Sciences, Women's Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Gender and Women's Studies, Women's Leadership Coalition, Honors Program, Political Science, History Department


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Professor Evelyn Sterne

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