February 12: American heritage center research funding

Thanks to the American Heritage Center for funding my spring mapping and oral history project—Elected Roles: Visualizing (Under)Representation of Women in Wyoming Politics—centering around the women who have historically held elected roles in the state, and visualizing the deep, continued underrepresentation of women in those roles. Looking super forward to digging through their suffrage archives and exploring the women who broke a whole lot of structural barriers to be elected in the first state that gave women the right to vote. The mapping project comprising archival materials will be accompanied by oral histories of women holding office today, so we can learn from their lived experience as to why women are so deeply underrepresented in elected roles  in The Equality State.