Women and Gender Studies


Dr. Kathleen Underwood
Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program
Associate Professor of History




My teaching interests are in feminist theory and in history. I regularly teach WGS 360: Foundations of Feminism, the capstone for the WGS Majors, WGS 495, and the practicum for Minors, WGS 491. In addition, I teach HST 312: History of American Women. This fall I have developed a methods course for History students and taught HST 290: Research Methods course.



My research centers on women teachers in the American West, 1880-1925, and I am currently working on a book about a teacher who began her career at age 15 on Colorado's Great Plains. 

I also serve on the National Women's Studies Association's Governing Council and have been active in planning the pre-conference for Program Directors held annually at NWSA.


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