Liz Millward

Dr. Liz Millward holds a BA(Hons) from Nottingham University, and an MA and PhD in Women’s Studies from York University. 

Her research interests are in the history and geography of women’s spaces, with a particular focus on the role of transportation and mobility in the development and spread of culture and community. She is the author of Making a Scene:  Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).  Her book Women in British Imperial Airspace, 1922-1937 (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008) won the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Annual Book Prize in 2010, and an Honourable Mention for the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association.

She is currently writing a book manuscript, together with Dr. Janice G. Dodd and Irene Fubara-Manuel, provisionally entitled "The Death of the Lesbian in Film and Television." She continues to research the history of women and aviation.      

WOMN 1600 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies in the Social Sciences
WOMN 2000 Feminist Thought
WOMN 2500 Race, Class and Sexuality
WOMN 2600 Sex, Gender, Space, and Place
WOMN 2610 Gender, Transport and Social Justice
WOMN 3500 Women and the Military
WOMN 3550 Feminist Community Organizing: Theories and Practices
WOMN 4100 Honours Thesis
WOMN 4200 Honours Seminar

Honours Thesis supervision:
Supervisory areas: feminist geography; feminist theory; gender and mobility; gender and British colonial history; lesbian and gay history.

Recent publications:
Millward, Liz.  Making a Scene: Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015.
Millward, Liz. Women in British Imperial Airspace, 1922-1937. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.

Jennings, Rebecca, and Liz Millward. ""A fully formed blast from abroad?": Australasian lesbian circuits of mobility and the transnational exchange of ideas in the 1960s and 1970s." Journal of the History of Sexuality (forthcoming).
Millward, Liz, and Janice G. Dodd. "Mid-course correction: 'Don't ask, don't tell' and Stargate SG-1 femslash." Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 1.1 (2016): 41-59.
Millward, Liz. "Xena and the Warrior Poets: Audre Lorde, Monique Wittig, and the Myths of Lesbian Origins." Feminist Media Studies. 14.1 (2014): 135-146.
Millward, Liz. "Makind a Scene:  Struggles over lesbian place-making in anglophone Canada, 1964-1984."  Women's History Review 21.4 (2012): 1-17.
Boulay, Nadine, Mylene Gamache, Liz Millward, and Jen Portillo. "Desiring Young Les(bi)an Visionaries in the Archive."  Australian Feminist Studies 27.72 (2012): 189-203.
Millward, Liz, and Janice Dodd. “Feminist Science Fiction Utopia and Stargate: SG-1: ‘I doubt very much Colonel Carter has even scratched the surface of what is possible.’” Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal 41.1 (2012): 18-35.
Millward, Liz. "The Embodied Aerial Subject: Gendered mobility in British interwar air tours." Journal of Transport History 29.1 (2008): 5-22.
Millward, Liz. "New Xenaland:  Lesbian place making, the Xenaverse, and Aotearoa New Zealand." Gender, Place and Culture 14.4 (2007): 427-443.

Book chapters:
Millward, Liz.  "Examining Nationalism in Canada's Mobility History"  Mobility in History:  Reviews and Reflections:  T2M Yearbook 2012.  Ed.  Peter Norton, Gijs Mom, Liz Millward, Mathieu Flonneau.  Neuchatel:  Editions Alphil - Presses universitaires suisses, 2011.  207-212 and 141-146.
Millward, Liz. “The View from Above: A Year of Aeromobility History” and “One Hundred Years of Flight in Canada: Time for a change?” Themes in Transport: T2M Yearbook 2010. Ed. Gijs Mom, Gordon Pirie, Georgine Clarsen, Peter Norton. Neuchâtel: Éditions Alphil - Presses universitaires suisses, 2010. 207-212 and 141-146.
Millward, Liz. “Lesbian Conferences in Canada in the 1970s; Sexual and Erotic Spaces?” Sapphists, Sexologists and Sexualities: Lesbian Histories Volume II. Ed. Sonja Tiernan and Mary McAuliffe. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 128-143.
Millward, Liz. “Learning to Listen.” Talkstory: The Art of Listening: Indigenous Poetics and Politics in Cathie Dunsford's Books. Ed. Karin Meissenburg et al. Warkworth: Global Dialogues Press, 2007. 132-137.