Women’s History Month 2022

Women's History Month

Diversity torch Lexie Hampton (right) and friend attend a march for women's rights at the Michigan State Capitol.


This month, we celebrate “Women’s History Month.” Women’s History Month honors the vital role of women in history and their contributions to society.


Diversity Champion

Diversity Champion
Dr. Deborah Johnson

Dr. Deborah Johnson is an MSU Human Development and Family Studies Professor and MSU Foundation Professor. Her research on racial and cultural development and coping skills of children in diverse settings, and her leadership and support of diversity scholars, embodies the mission of our College to advance women and build a more just world.

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Diversity Torch

Diversity Torch
Alexis Hampton

Alexis Hampton is a fourth-year MSU undergraduate majoring in Public Policy. As the vice president of the Women’s Council, she advocates for all women-identifying students on campus.

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Diversity Spotlight

Diversity Spotlight
Dr. Theda Skocpol

Dr. Theda Skocpol, an MSU Sociology alumna. is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, and is a world-renowned author. She has dedicated her life to equity, social justice education and activism.

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Additional Resources

  • Books - General Public
    • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • Circe by Madeline Miller

    • Beloved by Toni Morrison

    • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    • Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

    • The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss

    • Frida by Hayden Herrera

    • All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

  • Podcasts - General Public
    • Sistory Untold (A’lelia Bundles, host)

    • Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox (Donald Thompson, host)

    • Diversity in Tech (Joanna Udo, host)

    • The Rebel Countess (Gallus Girls and Wayward Women, hosts)

  • Other resources - General Public
    SoarWorks DEI Resources—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Books - Academic
    • We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women’s Lives by Manon Garcia

    • For the Many: American Feminists and Global Fight for Democratic Equality by Dorothy Sue Cobble

    • Votes for Women: A portrait of Persistence Edited by Kate Clarke Lemay

    • Career & Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity

    • Uncontrollable Women by Nan Sloane

    • The Welfare State Generation by Eve Worth

  • Articles - Academic
    • Crenshaw, K. (1989). Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A Black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist policies. University of Chicago Legal Forum(1), 139-167.

    • Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. Stanford Law Review, 43(6), 1241-1300.

    • Mitchell, U. A., Nishida, A., Fletcher, F. E., & Molina, Y. (2021). The long arm of oppression: How structural stigma against marginalized communities perpetuates within-group health disparities. Health Education & Behavior, 48(3), 342-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211011927

    • The 1619 Project: America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: That some people deserve more power than others, by Jamelle Bouie

  • Other Resources - Academic