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April 2022: Western Association of Women Historians Conference

In April I had the wonderful opportunity to present my research on suffragists at the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition (or World’s Fair) at the WAWH conference in Costa Mesa, California. It was such a delight to meet in-person and be part of this dynamic panel on western women's suffrage-era activism:

We presented the following papers:

* Elected Western Women and the Push for the Nineteenth Amendment, Jennifer

Helton, Ohlone College

* College Women Dignifying Service: Domestic Labor at the 1915 Panama-Pacific

International Exposition, Kathleen McHugh, Oregon State University

* Women Voters and Suffrage at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition,

Tiffany Wayne, Independent Scholar

Special thanks to Prof. Sherry Smith, author of the book on suffragist and reformer, Sara Bard Field, who served as our Chair & Commentator!

Our panel, the feedback we received, and the chance to hear the work of so many other scholars of women's and gender history in one place provided me with great energy and momentum for moving forward with my project!


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