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About Leslie Madsen

Dr. Leslie Madsen joined the Department of History at Boise State University in 2010 as an Assistant Professor. She came to Boise State with a broad background including work in American, museum, and technocultural studies, culminating with a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis. Her designated emphasis for her doctoral studies was Feminist Theory, and her dissertation concerned the role of women scientists in American natural history institutions from 1880-1950. Dr. Madsen has also made several presentations on the role of social media in American culture. In 2015, she became Director of Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop).


Present Director, Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop), Boise State University Instructional Design and Educational Assessment


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Honors and Awards

  • 2013-2014 - Digital Arts and Humanities Fellow, Arts and Humanities Institute, Boise State University, “Curing and Curating: Conserving and Interpreting the Idaho State Historical Museum’s Medical Artifacts”
  • 2006 - Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UC Davis
  • 2003 - Feminist Essay Prize, UC Davis

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Articles (4)

Contributions to Books (1)

Dissertation (1)

Presentations (7)

Includes conference presentations and invited talks

Student Mentored Works (1)

Other (2)

Includes blog entries