Assistant Professor, Labour Studies
Ph.D., Trent University
M.A., Simon Fraser University
B.A. Hons., Simon Fraser University
Gender and work
Canadian political economy
Gender and women's history
Labour and working-class history
"From Career Girl to Sexy Stewardess: Popular Culture and Women's Work in the Canadian and American Airline Industries," with Joan Sangster, Women: A Cultural Review 30, no. 2 (Summer 2019): 141-161.
"The First Canadian Bank Strike: Labour Relations and White-Collar Union Organizing during the Second World War," Canadian Historical Review 99, no. 4 (Winter 2018): 623-646.
"The Labour Relations of Love: Workers, Child care, and the State in 1970s Vancouver, British Columbia," with Lisa Pasolli, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 14, no. 4 (December 2017): 39-60.
"Thigh in the Sky': Canadian Pacific Dresses Its Female Flight Attendants," with Joan Sangster, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History 14, no. 1 (March 2017): 39-63.
"Beards and Bloomers: Flight Attendants, Grievances and Embodied Labour in the Canadian Airline Industry, 1960s-1980s," with Joan Sangster, Gender, Work and Organization 23, no. 2 (March 2016): 183-199.
"An 'Entirely Different' Kind of Union: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers' Union of Canada (SORWUC), 1972-1986," Labour/Le Travail 73 (Spring 2014): 23-65.
Dissenting Traditions: Essays on Bryan D. Palmer, History, and Marxism, eds. Sean Carleton, Ted McCoy, and Julia Smith (Edmonton, AB: AU Press) (forthcoming Spring 2021).
"Old Positions/New Directions: Strategies for Rebuilding Canadian Working-Class History," with Sean Carleton, in Dissenting Traditions: Essays on Bryan D. Palmer, History, and Marxism, eds. Sean Carleton, Ted McCoy, and Julia (Edmonton, AB: AU Press) (forthcoming Spring 2021).
"Challenging Work: Feminist Scholarship on Women, Gender, and Work in Canadian History," with Lisa Pasolli, in Reading Canadian Women's and Gender History, eds. Nancy Janovicek and Carmen Nielson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019), 278-297.
Graphic History Collective, with Althea Balmes, Gord Hill, Orion Keresztesi, and David Lester. Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada: Toronto: Between the Lines, 2019.
Graphic History Collective, and David Lester. 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2019 (published in English, French and German).
Graphic History Collective, with Paul Buhle, eds. Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2016.