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Patricia Loughlin

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State At-Large, Stillwater
Term expiring 2025

Patti Loughlin is a professor of history at the University of Central Oklahoma and specializes in the North American West, Native American history, and women’s and gender history. In addition to serving on the OHS board of directors, she participates as a scholar in the Oklahoma Humanities Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussion program, the Dale Society board for the Western History Collections, and remains active in the Coalition for Western Women’s History and the Western History Association.

Her book, Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo and Alice Marriott (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), received the award for Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History from the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Director’s Award and Finalist in Nonfiction from the Oklahoma Center for the Book in 2006. She coauthored Building Traditions, Educating Generations: A History of the University of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007) with Bob Burke and co-edited Main Street Oklahoma: An American Story (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013) with Linda Reese. Her book, Angie Debo, Daughter of the Prairie (Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 2017), received the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award for children/young adult. She co-edited This Land Is Herland: Gendered Activism in Oklahoma from the 1870s to the 2010s with Sarah Eppler Janda (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021) and is currently working with Janda to co-author a high school Oklahoma history textbook for the University of Oklahoma Press. Her current research project examines journalist and researcher Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant and her reform work for Pueblo sovereignty in New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s.