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) and co-author, with Janice G. Dodd and Irene Fubara-Manuel, of Killing Off the Lesbians: A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and Television (Jefferson: McFarland, 2017).  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 on interwar British women' s aviation organizations, and researching the meaning of safe spaces through the "Safer Campuses Project."  

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 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.

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 25.3 (2016): 463-487..
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.

Book chapters:
Millward, Liz. '''Un aeroport-fantome': The Ghost of Mirabel International Airport." Spectral Spaces and Hauntings: The Affects of Absence. Ed. Christina Lee, New York: Routledge, 2017. 103-116
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. “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.