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Elise R. Chenier <email@example.com>
Simon Fraser University
|Address:||Department of History
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Canada
List Editor for H-Histsex
2004-. Associate Professor, Department of History, Simon Fraser University.
1995-2001. Queen's University, PhD., History. “Stranger in Our Midst: Male Sexual ‘Deviance’ in Postwar Ontario.”
1991-1993. Queen's University, MA. Tough Ladies and Troublemakers: Toronto's Public Lesbian Bar Culture, 1955-1965.
1988-1992. York University, Toronto, On. BA.
Strangers in Our Midst: Sex, Psychiatry and the Law at Mid-Century. University of Toronto Press, 2008.
• Refereed Articles
“Class, Gender, and the Social Standard: The Montreal Junior League, 1912-1939.” Canadian Historical Review 90:4 (December 2009): 671-710.
“Hidden from Historians: Preserving Lesbian Oral History in Canada.” Archivaria 68 (Fall 2009) 247-270.
“Rethinking Class in Lesbian Bar Culture: Living 'The Gay Life' in Toronto, 1955-1965” in Left History 9(2) (Spring/Summer 2004): 85-118.
“The Criminal Sexual Psychopath in Canada: Sex, Psychiatry and the Law at Mid-Century” in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 20:1 (2003): 75-101.
“Seeing Red: Immigrant Women and Sexual Danger in Cold War Canada” in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 24.2 (Spring 2000): 51-60.
• Chapters in Books
“Segregating Sexualities: The prison ‘sex problem’ in twentieth century Canada and the United States” in Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion, eds. Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford (Routledge, 2003): 71-85.
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2006. Canadian Historical Association, York University, Toronto, Ontario. "Coming Out": Re-Inventing the Debutante in Early 20th-Century Montreal.”
2005. IASSCS Sexual Rights and Moral Panics, San Francisco State University and Law’s Empire, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. “Unpacking the Moral Panic: Women, Hysteria and the Battle against Sex Deviancy in 1950s Toronto.”
1996-present. Co-chair, Canadian Committee for the History of Sexuality.
2006. Primary Organizer, Sex at SFU: an interdisciplinary colloquium, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.