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Aline Charles

Université Laval

Aline Charles explores the social history of Quebec in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on gender analysis. She is particularly interested in Quebec and transnational history, stages of life, female and male aging, the evolution of hospitals and hospices, women's work, and the gender of social policies. Alone or in collaboration, she has published: Travail d'ombre et de lumière (1990); Femmes, santé et professions (1997); Quand devient-on-elles vieux? (2007); Les hôpitaux du Québec en chiffres, 1914-1960  (2010); "Âges de vie, genre et temporalités sociales" (special issue of Enfances, familles et générations, 2017); "Travail, temps, pouvoirs et résistances" (special issue of Recherches féministes, 2017).

Fluency: French
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Cynthia Comacchio

Wilfrid Laurier University

Family, Child Welfare, Health

Cynthia Comacchio researches the interrelations of class, gender, family and state in post-Confederation Canada, child and maternal welfare in the twentieth century, fatherhood, adolescence, the politics of health and health care, and industrial hygiene and “the technological sublime.” She is the author of The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of a Modern Canada, 1920-50 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006).

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Denyse Baillargeon

Université de Montréal

Women’s history, rights and issues

Author of Ménagères au temps de la Crise (1991) and Un Québec en mal d’enfants: La médicalisation de la maternité au Québec, 1910-1970 (2004), Denyse Baillargeon’s current research explores the popularization of psychological theories concerning the education of children in Quebec after the Second World War, and the interactions between women and the city.

Fluency: French
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Felice Lifshitz

University of Alberta

Europe (especially Medieval), Feminism, Religion, Film

Her publications include Gender and Historical Film and Television co-edited with Shiobhan Craig and Carol Donelan (Special Issue of Gender and History 30.3 [2018]), Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture (2014), and Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe: New Perspectives co-edited with Lisa Bitel (2008). She regularly teaches the History of Feminism as a global movement with deep chronological roots.

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Joan Sangster

Trent University

The women’s movement, working women, gender and the criminal justice system

Joan Sangster taught in the History, Canadian Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies departments at Trent University. A past president of the CHA/SHC and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she is currently co-editor of the Canadian labour history journal, Labour/le travail. Her books include Transforming Labour: Women and work in Post-war Canada, Earning Respect: The Lives of Working Women in Small –Town Ontario and Girl Trouble: Female Delinquency in English Canada.

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Julia Smith

University of Manitoba

Gender and work, unions and labour relations, worker organizing

Julia Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Labour Studies Program at the University of Manitoba on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of work and labour relations in North America and the history and politics of women’s labour activism. She has published articles on feminist union organizing, labour relations in the banking industry and child care sector, and the work experiences and labour militancy of flight attendants.

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Nicole Neatby

St. Mary's University

Women’s history, rights and issues

Nicole Neatby has published in the fields of women’s history and Quebec history. Her research interests also focus on public history, including the history of the Quebec government’s tourism promotion and North American travel writers’ expectations about and reactions to the province. She has recently helped lead the CHA’s advocacy efforts on the crucial issues surrounding libraries and archives.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Valerie Korinek

University of Saskatchewan

Gender, history of sexualities, media and feminist histories

Her research focuses on Canadian cultural history with an emphasis on popular culture, histories of gender and sexuality, and food studies. She is the author of four books and anthologies, including the award-winning Roughing It in the Suburbs: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties. Her most recent academic book, Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985, is a SSHRC-funded study of gay, lesbian and queer people in the five major prairie cities.

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

Veronica Strong-Boag

University of British Columbia

Women’s and Family history, rights and issues

Former President of the CHA and founding Director of UBC’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Veronica Strong-Boag has written extensively on women’s history and the history of children and families in Canada. Her books include Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts the History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011) and The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada 1919-1939 (1988).

Fluency: English
Category: Women | Gender | Family | Sexuality

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