Rebecca Scofield

Rebecca Scofield

Associate Professor of History; Chair of the Department of History, University of Idaho


How gay rodeos upend assumptions about life in rural America

By: and - August 23, 2022

The misguided assumption that rural America is hopelessly backward and bigoted erases centuries of same-sex relationships in rural communities. It tells young queer people that they must flee their rural hometowns to far-flung cities in order to find safety and acceptance. That’s why we see so much value in the work of photographer Luke Gilford. […]