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Johanne Harrigan is a PhD student at the University of Arizona preparing a dissertation on the subject of reproductive health in territorial Arizona. She is also developing an oral history project on Arizona's polio vaccination campaigns. A re-entry graduate student, she was previously employed as a social worker while home-schooling her children.


"My interest in sharing women's history, through research, teaching, and public history is grounded in my desire to foster appreciation and increased understanding of Arizona's women, whether they be nineteenth-century midwives or twentieth-century mothers. History doesn't have to be the Great Man history that many of us learned in school. It can be about these Great Women, too."

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