Meggan L. Bilotte

Advisor: Susan L. Johnson

Meggan Bilotte


My work is located in the intersections of gender, race, labor, and power in agricultural communities of the North American West. My dissertation examines the role of farm labor, particularly the paid and unpaid labors of women and children, in the construction of, and contestation of, race and racialization, class, identity, and belonging in twentieth century sugar beet communities of northern Colorado.


B.A. University of Wyoming
M.A. University of Wyoming


  • United States History

MA Title

  • “Cash on Delivery: Intermountain Midwives in a Progressive Era, 1890-1928”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Becoming Native: Family Labor and the Construction of Belonging in Northern Colorado Sugar Beet Communities, 1900-1975”

Selected Publications

  • Review of The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane, by Richard Etulain. Annals of Wyoming 87 Winter/Spring 2015, pp. 64-65.


  • Walter Rundell Award, Western History Association, 2015.
  • Irene Ledesma Prize, Coalition for Western Women’s History, 2015.
  • Hyde Dissertation Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women, 2015.
  • Program of Gender and Women’s Studies Gerda Lerner Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014.
  • Annaley Naegle Redd Award in Women’s History, Charles Redd Center, Brigham Young University, 2013.

Professional Affiliations

  • Western History Association
  • Coalition of Western Women’s Historians

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 160 – Asian American Studies: Asian American History: Process of Movement and Dislocation
  • History 161 – Asian American Studies: Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging
  • History/CLS 461 – The American West to 1850
  • History/CLS 462 – The American West Since 1850

Courses Taught as Instructor

  • History/CLS 462 – The American West Since 1850