Julia Smith

Assistant Professor, Labour Studies

Email: Julia.Smith@umanitoba.ca
Website: https://www.juliasmithphd.com/

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Trent University
M.A., Simon Fraser University
B.A. Hons., Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gender and work
Labour relations
Worker organizing
Canadian political economy
Gender and women's history
Labour and working-class history

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal articles

"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.

Edited book

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).

Book chapters

"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 books

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.

COURSES

LABR 1260- Working for a Living
LABR 2300- Workers, Employers and the State
LABR 3230- Human Rights at Work