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EDUCATION

2011    Ph.D: History          

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2006    B.A. (Hon): History  

McGill University, Montréal, Québec

 

EMPLOYMENT

 2013 – 2016    Limited-Term Instructor      

History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

2012 – 2013    Limited-Term Instructor    

History, University of the Fraser Valley

2010 – 2012    Sessional Instructor/Lecturer

History, University of Victoria

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

“Looking Jewish: The Embodiment of Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Among Ashkenazi Jewish Women in Montreal, 1945-1980.” Histoire Sociale/Social History 47, no. 95 (November 2014): 729-746.

Book Chapters

“Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices: A Treasure for my Daughter and The Creation of a Jewish Cultural Orthodoxy in Postwar Montreal.” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History, edited by Franca Iacovetta, Valerie Korinek, and Marlene Epp, 189-208. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

 Review Essays

“Trauma and Orality: New Publications in Mass Violence and Oral History.” Histoire Sociale/Social History 49, no. 98 (May 2016): 187-196.

Book Reviews

Review of Entre héritage et devenir: La construction de la famille juive. Études offertes à Joseph Mélèze-Modrzejewski, edited by Patricia Hidiroglou. Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal 4 no. 2 (Fall 2007).

Manuscripts in Preparation 

Becoming Ourselves: Jewish Women and the Creation of Jewish Identity in Montreal, 1945-1980. (Forthcoming from UBC Press)

“’Lovely gal from the north:’ The Performance of Canadian National Identity and the Dethroning of Miss Canada 1962.” To be submitted to The Journal of Canadian Studies

Article on Jewish Family Services adoption policies related to race

Article on the Visiting Homemaker’s Service provided by the Family Welfare Department.

Book project on English language welfare services in Montreal after 1945.

Book project on the experiences of Jewish women in British Columbia.

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS 

2016    Nominee

Faculty of Arts Dean’s Teaching Award

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

2013    Honourable Mention  

Hilda Neatby Prize, Canadian Historical Association

2007    WHA’99 Scholarship for World History      

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2007    Margaret De Santis Scholarship          

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2005    Jean Rich Foundation – Guy Champagne Canadian History Scholarship

McGill University, Montréal, Québec

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2012                Postdoctoral Fellowship – recommended, but not funded.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2010 – 2011     Fellowship for Doctoral Studies

History Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2008 – 2010     Bourse de doctorat      

Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture

2008 – 2010     Doctoral Fellowship    

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

 

2008 – 2009     Ian H. Stewart Graduate Student Fellowship    

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2008 – 2009     Winnifred E. Lonsdale Scholarship    

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2008 – 2009     Fellowship for Doctoral Studies

History Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2007 – 2008     University of Victoria Fellowship for Doctoral Studies  

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2006      University of Victoria Fellowship for Masters Studies               

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2006       Fellowship for Masters Studies      

History Department, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2015   “Wanted: White Jewish Babies: Intersections of Ethnicity, Race, Ability, and the Body in Jewish Adoption Regulation in Montreal, 1945-1969,” Society For the History of Children and Youth Eighth Biennial Conference, June 24-26.

2015 “Substitute Mothers: The Visiting Homemaker’s Service and Cold War Constructions of Masculinity, Femininity, and Families in the Jewish Community of Montreal,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, June 1 – 3.

2015   Roundtable on “All Together on this Land? A Dialogue on Multiculturalism and Decolonization in Academic Praxis,” BC Studies Conference, May 7-9

2013    “Beauty Queens, Shikse Goddesses, and Jewdar: Embodiment of Jewish Ethnic Identity in Canada, 1960 – 1990,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, June 3-5.

2013    Roundtable on “The Personal in Canadian Jewish Studies,” Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Annual Meeting, June 3-4.

2012    “Reluctant Feminists: Second-Wave Feminism and Jewish Identity Among Ashkenazi Women in Montreal, 1945-1980,” 38th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 1-4.

2010    “Daughters of the Commandments: Competing Discourses on Jewish Religiosity and Women in Montreal, 1945-1975,” Canadian Committee on Women’s History Conference, August 12-15.

2010    ““Chinese Food on Christmas”: Telling Stories about Jewish Foods in Montreal,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, May 28 – June 1.

2009    “Another Few Pounds to Lose: Bodies, Beauty and the Search for Canadian Jewish Identity, 1950-1970,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, May 25-28.

2008    “Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices: A Treasure for my Daughter and The Creation of a Jewish Cultural Orthodoxy in Postwar Montreal,” Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History Workshop, August 6-7.

2007    “Gefilte Fish and Roast Duck with Orange Slices: A Treasure for my Daughter and The Creation of a Jewish Cultural Orthodoxy in Postwar Montreal,” Canadian Ethnic Studies Association Conference, September 27-29.

2007   Community, Family, and Womanhood: Jewish Philanthropy and Women in Montreal, 1919-1937,” 32nd Annual Qualicum-Parksville History Conference, February 9-11.

 

CAMPUS TALKS

2015   “Hark! A Vagrant! Homelessness and Survival Strategies in 19th Century Montreal.” Guest Lecture for Arts 1100 (Experiencing the Arts), Kwantlen Polytechnic University, October 22.

2014 “’Lovely gal from the north:’ The Performance of Canadian National Identity and the Dethroning of Miss Canada 1962,” Speaker’s Series, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, February 26.

2009    ““My Mother was an Awful Cook!”: Jewishness, Food and the Modern Woman in the Jewish Community of Montreal, 1945-1975,” Public Lecture Series, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, January 14.

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2015 – 2016 Chair, Canadian Committee on Women’s History Book Prize, Canadian

Committee on Women’s History.

2015  Peer Reviewer, Journal of Canadian Jewish Studies, 2015.

2011 – 2013 Regional Representative for BC, Yukon, North-West Territories, Executive Committee of the Canadian Committee on Women’s History.

 

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Departmental Research Ethics Committee, Department of History, University of the Fraser Valley, 2012 – 2013.

Regional Representative for BC, Yukon, North-West Territories, Executive Committee of the Canadian Committee on Women’s History, 2011 – 2013.

Co-Organizer (with Dr. Eric Sager), Teaching Workshop Committee, Department of History, University of Victoria, 2011.

Graduate Student Representative, Sessional Committee, Department of History, University of Victoria, 2010 – 2011.

Representative for the University of Victoria, Graduate Student Committee of the Canadian Historical Association, 2007 – 2010.

Assistant to the Chair, University of Victoria’s Academic Women’s Caucus, 2007 – 2008.

President and Webmaster, Graduate History Student Union, University of Victoria, 2007 – 2008.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/OUTREACH

2012    University 201: A Social History of Canada, University 101 Program, University of Victoria.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

 “Historians’ Book Traces Canadian Culture Through Its Kitchens,” Ottawa Citizen, January 21, 2013.

Anthony Bonaparte, “I Always Wanted to be a Ph.D.,” The Suburban, August 18, 2010, 26-27, 30.

Eryn Loeb, “Mother May I? Reading A Treasure for my Daughter, a 1950s guide to Jewish womanhood,” Tablet Magazine, June 11, 2009.

 

LANGUAGES

English (Fluent reading, speaking, and writing)

French (Fluent reading, speaking, and writing)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Canadian Historical Association

Canadian Committee on Women’s History

Society for the History of Childhood and Youth

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