In alphabetical order

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

Cynthia ComacchioWilfrid 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 


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


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

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 and French

Nicole NeatbySaint 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

Joan Sangster, Vanier Professor Emeritus, 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 the author of Dreams of Equality: Women on the Canadian Left and One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. Her book on the history of feminism in Canada, Demanding Equality: One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism will appear in 2021.

Fluency: English

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

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