Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007 – 2011   Ph.D. History
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2003 – 2006   B.A. (Hon): History
McGill University, Montréal, Québec

Employment

2013 – 2014    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

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

“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.

“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 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).

MAJOR AWARDS AND HONOURS

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

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.

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

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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
The History of Canada to 1867
The History of Canada since 1867
The History of Sexuality

University of the Fraser Valley
The History of Canada to 1867
The History of Canada since 1867
Jewish Canadian History
Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in Canada
The Social History of Criminals in Canada

University of Victoria
The History of Canada to 1867
The History of Canada since 1867
Women in Canada

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/OUTREACH

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

LANGUAGES

English (Fluent reading, speaking, and writing)
French (Fluent reading, speaking, and writing)

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