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Women U should know

Humanities Radio, the University of Utah College of Humanities' podcast, is leading conversations about the humanities in the 21st century with interviews of faculty, students and alumni who share information and ideas about the importance of the humanities in today's world.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Humanities Radio, introduces us to a few women we should know: Dr. Sophia Keegman, Robin Jensen and Colleen McDannel.

Dr. Sophia Kleegman

In this episode, Robin Jensen, professor of communication, discusses her research on Sophia Kleegman. Relatively unknown, Kleegman was the first woman appointed to the New York University College of Medicine faculty of obstetrics and gynecology in 1929 and was a pioneer in fertility medicine. Her patient-centric approach and controversial views helped change the way the medical community approached reproductive health.

Sister Saints

Colleen McDannell is a professor of history and the Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious studies. In this episode of Humanities Radio, McDannell discusses her book, “Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy.” Her book offers a history of modern Latter-day Saint women and the often-neglected stories of their experiences from the late 18th century to the present day.