Dr. Slobin is a professor emerita at North Dakota State University with a career focusing in medical sociology and women’s studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Pomona College, a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the California College of the Arts, and a Master of Public Administration from California State University. In 1991, Dr. Slobin was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy in medical sociology by the University of California, after serving as a staff research assistant and Associate Director of the Continuing Education Department of Psychiatry and completing her dissertation on communities in Mali. She joined the faculty of North Dakota State University the same year, rising to associate professor and Director of Women’s Studies in 1997, and Chair of Sociology-Anthropology in 2003. Dr. Slobin was granted professor emerita status in 2007. Currently, she is a docent and storyteller at the Asian Art Museum and the California Institute for Sciences, the coordinator of a family support group for Parkinson’s Disease patients, and active in community diversity and equity initiatives. Dr. Slobin is extensively published, and she is the recipient of career honors from the American Sociological Association and North Dakota State University.