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Dr. VanderStouwe Attends Women’s Studies Conference

As the interim director of Boise State’s Gender Studies program, Dr. Aiden VanderStouwe attended last month’s National Women’s Studies Association Conference. The conference, held this year in Baltimore, Maryland, featured feminist and women’s/gender studies scholars from around the country.

Representing Boise State University, Dr. VanderStouwe attended the Program Administrators and Directors conference day, participating in panels and workshops hosted by scholars and Women’s Studies program directors. The discussions focused on sharing tips, advice, and strategies for supporting and promoting programs such as the Gender Studies program at Boise State.

The opening plenary for the conference, titled “Black Women Taught Me: Honoring Legacies of Black Feminist Thought, Movement Building, and Feminist Solidarities,” featured legal theorist and pioneer KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, eminent historian and author Paula J. Giddings, and visionary scholar and advocate Beverly Guy-Sheftall, with special greetings from the indomitable Angela Y. Davis.