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Susan Shaw (b. 1960) is an ordained minister who has been a member of the OSU Women's Studies faculty since 1997.

In her interview, Shaw discusses her first introduction to feminist ideas, her memories of attending Southern Baptist churches, her…

Dwire talks extensively about her childhood and her parents’ alcohol addiction. She explains how much of her childhood was spent taking care of her younger siblings in a disorganized--and often chaotic--house. Dwire also recalls how the Irish…

Teddy Johnnie describes her experiences as a student at Oregon State College between 1957 and 1958. She explains that her motivation to attend college came from her single mother who instilled the importance of independence upon her and her sister.…

Indira Rajagopal discusses her upbringing in northeastern India. She goes into detail about going on walks with her parents during her childhood, traveling with her father to symposiums, and her mother’s passion for making science accessible to…

Rachel Grisham begins by discussing her early life in Salem, childhood interests, and her passion for music. Then, she shares how her involvement in her high school’s marching band and wind ensemble led to her first exposure and interaction with…