History

Moe Lecture

Karin Moe was the only female accounting major in her graduating class at the University of Minnesota. That should have been a signal to everyone that she was special. And though her parents never graduated from high school, she was the kind of person who always loved school. She chose the University of Minnesota “because I could afford it” and graduated with honors. Later, Karin became a Gustavus parent when her daughter Kris became a History major at the college.

Karin and her husband, Robert, believe in the power of focused philanthropy. They direct much of their giving toward liberal arts education, where they feel that individuals and society will reap the greatest benefit from their efforts. Gustavus is fortunate to be among the institutions to receive their major support.

The Moe Visiting Lectureship is endowed by Karin and Robert Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Moe Lectureship has allowed GWSS to bring top feminist scholars to the Gustavus community.  The Moe Lectures represent the interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program, bringing expertise from various field including anthropology, cultural studies, biology, literature, philosophy, history, and law.