• Professor

    Faculty of Arts
    Women's and Gender Studies Program
    225 Isbister Building
    183 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-9108


  • WOMN 2000 - Feminist Thought
  • WOMN 2610 - Gender, Transport and Social Justice
  • WOMN 3500 - Women and the Military
  • WOMN 3500 - Women and Leadership


Liz Millward completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto, and has held positions at McGill University in Montreal, as the Margaret Laurence Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Manitoba, and as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College, London, UK. 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 has two separate research programs. One is focused on women’s aviation networks in the British Empire. The other is on the history of lesbian geography and culture. 


  • PhD (Women's Studies), York University, 2003
  • MA (Women's Studies), York University, 1997
  • BA Honours (American Studies), University of Nottingham, 1995


Research interests

  • Women and transportation history
  • Lesbian geography
  • Lesbian history

Selected publications


  • Millward, Liz, Janice G. Dodd and Irene Fubara-Manuel. Killing Off the Lesbians: A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and Television. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017.
  • 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. 

Selected publications


  • 2023 - Most Inspiring 2SLGBTQIA+ Professor/Staff Award, Arts Student Body Council, University of Manitoba
  • 2010 - Annual Book Prize, Canadian Women's Studies Association/Association des Etudes de la Femme

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