Montana State University

Women's & Gender Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-2320

Tel: (406) 994-5206
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: 2-165 Wilson Hall

Women's & Gender Studies Committee Co-Chairs:

Mary Murphy

Kristen Intemann


WGS Faculty: Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Name: Mary Murphy
Department: Department of History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Departmental webpage: LINK

Women's & Gender Studies courses taught: HSTA 407  Gender in the U.S. and Canadian West, HSTA 408  Gender in America,  HSTA 409  History & Culture of Food in America

Research interests: Dr. Murphy’s research and teaching interests focus on the experiences of women and the construction of gender in America, particularly in the North American West.  She has published works on gender and leisure in Butte, Montana; on the experiences of documentary photographers in Montana in the 1930s; on women artists; women and the meaning of quilting; teaching the history of U.S. and Canadian women; women's oral history.  Currently she is engaged in two research projects:  a set of essays about gender and photography which examines male and female photographs in "frontier" settings, and a book on the history of women and food in the northern Rockies and plains, including Canada.

Updated: 10/11/2011