Grasse-Stockman ’22 delves into the history of women’s studies at Rollins

Mickayla Grasse-Stockman ’22 is investigating the origin and development of women’s studies at Rollins, culminating in the creation of the sexuality, women’s, and gender studies minor in 1985. Since then, the program has continued to evolve and shift, reflecting cultural touchstone moments. Grasse-Stockman’s research is taking place under the instruction of history professor Claire Strom and library archivist Rachel Walton.

“The class and my subsequent research is part of a larger grant-funded project that is focusing on women’s history before the #MeToo movement,” says Grasse-Stockman, who is double majoring in history and philosophy.

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