Dr. Renee Laegreid
Associate Professor of History / Director, Hastings College Coalition for Great Plains Research
Areas of Interest:
19th and early 20th century Culture, Gender, and Immigration History on the Great Plains
Course/s related to the Great Plains:
- HIS 255 - History of the Great Plains
- HIS 263/363 - Women in the West
- HIS 285/385 - History of Great Plains Indians
- HIS 376 - Nebraska History on the Great Plains
- HIS 395 - Race, Class, & Gender in the American West
Public Lectures Presentations:
- “’We just wanted to go and have fun’: Competitive Camaraderie and the Emergence of All-Girl Rodeo,” Texas State History Conference, Dallas, TX, March 5, 2010.
- “Cowboys and Cappuccinos: American-Style Rodeo and Dude Ranches in Western Italy,” Western History Association 2009 Conference, Conference, Denver Co. 8 September 2009.
- “Comparing New Immigrants and Fourth Wave,” Nebraska Humanities Council Board of Directors, 16 September 2005.
- “Women’s Developing Role in Land Usage on the Central Plains.” Shaping the American West, American Studies Conference, Snowbird, Utah. June 9, 2005.
- Her Stories: Women’s Experiences on the North American Plains, co-edited with Sandra Mathews (Texas Tech University Press). In press, forthcoming 2011.
- Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the American West (University of Nebraska Press, 2006). Western Writers of America Spurs Award finalist for Contemporary Non-Fiction, 2007.
- “Riding on the Winds of Change: Women on the Central Plains, 1930-the present.” Chapter in Women’s experiences on the North American Plains. Forthcoming, 2011.
- “The Good, the Bad, and the Ignored: Perceptions of Immigrants in Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! Great Plains Quarterly 27 no.2 (Spring 2007): 101-115.
- “’Performers Prove Beauty and Rodeo Can Be Mixed’: The Return of the Cowgirl Queen.” Montana, the Magazine of Western History 54 no.1 (Spring 2004):44-55.