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History Assistant Professor Receives $50,000 to Expand the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project

March 01, 2019

History Assistant Professor fellowship to expand the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project. In 2016, Scofield partnered with the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) to document queer western culture by collecting and sharing narratives from IGRA founding members, who started the group in 1985 and are now beginning to pass away. The Whiting Foundation fellowships provide support to early career scholars who highlight untold stories and provide context and insights to complex issues in the humanities.

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