Kansas State University


Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Padilla Carroll presents work in Australia

Dr. Valerie Padilla Carroll participated in “Placing Gender,” a workshop on gender and environmental history hosted in Sydney, Australia in December 2018.

At the workshop, she presented a paper, “Reaffirming Gender and Erasing Race: Ralph and Myrtle Mae Borsodi’s Vision of Back-to-the-land as a White Heteropatriarchal Refugium during the Great Depression,” which explores the work of the Borsodis as they promoted their vision of back-to-the-land during the Great Depression.

Padilla Carroll’s work focuses on the often under-explored gendered meanings underpinning the U.S. back-to-the-land movement. ¬†She will be on sabbatical leave during the 19-20 school year to complete her book manuscript, Selling the Simple Life: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality, which is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press.


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