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Aimee Shouse, Women's Studies

Shouse named chairperson of Women's Studies at WIU

January 21, 2009

MACOMB, ILL. – Aimee Shouse has been appointed chairperson of the Department of Women’s Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Illinois University effective January 1, 2009. Shouse has been the acting chairperson of the department since August 1, 2008. With this appointment, Shouse is associate professor of Women’s Studies. She was previously an associate professor in the Department of Political Science.

“I am delighted to be able to appoint Aimee to this position,” said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi. “Our Women’s Studies department holds a great deal of potential and I look forward to working with Aimee to grow the program into one of the top Woment’s Studies programs in the country.”

Shouse joined the faculty of WIU in 1993. She has been involved in developing and delivering both political science and women's studies curricular offerings since she came to Western Illinois in August 1993. Her current research focus examines the political identity and participation of trade and professional organizations for highly sex-segregated occupations.

“I’m excited to have been named the chair of Women’s Studies, and I thank Dean Levi and the search committee for their support. I’m joining a wonderful group of faculty and students and I look forward to working with them to further the goals of the department,” said Shouse. “As a new department, Women’s Studies has come a long way in a few short years, and I hope to contribute to the department’s continued growth and progress.”

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