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Joanne Goodwin

Department: Department of History
Office: WRI-B 322
Phone: 702-895-1026
Email: joanne.goodwin@unlv.edu


Joanne Goodwin’s research and teaching interests are in 20th century U.S. history with a specialization in women and gender history. Her publications include: Gender and the Politics of Welfare Reform (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and the Encyclopedia of Women in American History, 3 vols. (2002), which she co-edited. Goodwin is currently working on two book manuscripts: a documentary history of women in Las Vegas and a collection of edited oral histories of women in Las Vegas. Additional information is available on my vitae.

Since coming to Las Vegas, Goodwin has become involved in writing histories of women who have helped to build this community. To that end, she has worked with others to create the Nevada Women's Archive at UNLV; she directs the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project; and she directs the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, a state-wide program. These activities provide opportunities for graduate students to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

Expert Areas

  • U.S. Women & Gender
  • Social Politics
  • Women in the West, especially Las Vegas