Barbara Buckley Biography and Video Interview Now Available

The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) is excited to announce the addition of the biography and video interview of Barbara Buckely to their growing collection on their website, wrin.unlv.edu

The WRIN website serves as a site of research and education about the history of women in southernNevada.  The site contains video, audio, and images of the women featured.  WRIN is continually adding new women to the site that currently includes more than 75 Nevada women.  The site serves as a source to researchers and a general education tool for students and the community.  WRIN will be spotlighting a new biography each month.

Barbara Buckley made history as the first female speaker of the Nevada State Assembly.  She came toLas Vegas in the 1980s and attended UNLV.  She received a law degree from the University of Arizona, and returned to Las Vegas and began working for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, where she now holds the position of executive director.

The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) at UNLV is a member of the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), a prestigious network of more than 100 leading U.S. research and policy centers that helps ensure fully-informed debate, policies, and practices that help create more equitable opportunities for women and girls. WRIN is currently celebrating 100 years of progress and tradition by recognizing the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada, 1911-1914—2011-2014.