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Our Director

Lindsey Churchill, Ph.D.

Associate professor of history in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the creator and director of the women's, gender and sexuality studies minor. In 2015, she worked with the campus community to create the Center which includes the Women's Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center. Her book "Becoming the Tupamaros: Solidarity and Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States" was published in February 2014 by Vanderbilt University Press.  Churchill worked as a Fulbright Specialist in Latvia in 2016. She is the recipient of the Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association and Oklahoma University Human Rights Association (2016).

Our Assistant Director

Lorry Youll, Ph.D.

Assistant director of the Women’s Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center. She is a full, tenured professor in the Department of Psychology and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Oklahoma. She also serves as program coordinator for the master’s degree in counseling psychology. Youll teaches graduate courses in counseling, assessment, ethics and culture and gender diversity. She has mentored students on STLR and RCSA grants from across campus and has presented at local, national and international conferences. Her areas of study are reproductive health advocacy, diversity and health psychology.