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Joanne L. Goodwin

Joanne L. Goodwin

Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Her first book and several articles focused on the intersection of gender and welfare policy. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 1991, she has developed numerous resources on the history of women in the region, including the Nevada Women’s Archive (Lied Library at UNLV), the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project, and the research pages on the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada website (http://wrinunlv.org). Her most recent scholarship is the book, Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas 1940-1990, which draws on the oral history project.  

Public history provides a new audience for her research as illustrated by her latest project. She co-produced MAKERS: Women in Nevada History, a collaboration with Vegas PBS, which aired Oct 2014. She is currently editing the hour-long interviews and adding documents to bring women’s history into the school district curriculum.