Publications

a. Books

Jenny Ellison, Deborah McPhail and Wendy Mitchinson, editors. Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

b. Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“‘A Unifying Influence on Our Nation’: Making and Remaking the Meaning of Terry Fox.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 49, no. 3 (Fall 2015), 170-190.

“Weighing In: The ‘Evidence of Experience’ and Canadian Fat Women’s Activism.” The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2013), 55-75

“Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Aerobics for Fat Women Only, 1981-1985.” In Gender, Health and Popular Culture: Historical Perspectives. Ed. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, 205-226. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2011.

“Not Jane Fonda: Aerobics for Fat Women Only.” In The Fat Studies Reader. Eds. Sondra Solovay and Esther Rothblum, 312-19. New York: New York University Press, 2009.

“‘Stop Postponing Your Life Until You Lose Weight and Start Living Now’: Vancouver’s Large as Life Action Group, 1979-1985.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 18, no. 1 (2007): 241-65.

“Model Athletes: Images of Women in Sport in Canada, 1950-2006.” In Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader (2nd Edition). Eds. Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney, 478-488. Toronto: Inanna, 2006.

“Women and Sport: An Examination of Advertisements between 1950 and 2002.” Canadian Woman Studies 21, no. 3 (Spring 2002): 77-82.

c. Encyclopedia Entry

“Obesity Stigma.” In the Gurze-Salucore Eating Disorder Resource Catalogue.” Available online.

“The Body and Dress.” In The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Vol. III: The United States and Canada. Ed. Phyllis Tortora, 171-182. Oxford: Berg, 2010. [With Angela Durante]

d. Reviews

Fat Activism by Charlotte Cooper.” Women’s Studies February 2017, 1-3.

“The Grads Are Playing Tonight! The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club.” Sociology of Sport Journal, 31 (March 2014): 127-129.

“Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States since 1800 by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 29, no. 1 (2012): 198-199.

“Film Reviews: Exercise for Every Body.” Fat Studies 1 (2012): 134-137.

“Review of Dressing Modern Frenchwomen: Marketing Haute Couture, 1919-1939 by Mary Lynn Stewart.” Atlantis 34, no. 2 (Fall 2009).

“Review of Daring to Care: American Nursing and Second Wave Feminism, by Susan Gelfand Malka.” Labour/le travail 62 (Fall 2008): 271-74.

e. Conference Participation

“A ‘Unifying Influence on Our Nation’: Terry Fox and Canadian Nationalisms in 1980-81.” Canadian Studies Network Versions of Canada, 27 September 2014.

“From ‘F.U.’ to ‘Be Yourself:’ The Changing Meaning of Fat Liberation,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 12 April 2012.

“‘When is the last time YOU asked a fat woman to dance?’: Fat Lesbian Activism,” Edging Forward, Acting Up: Canadian Committee on Women’s History, 14 August 2010.

“Round Table: Current Approaches to Gender and Health History,” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 28 May 2010.

“Dr. Fullovitt, MD: Fat Women’s Health Activism, 1980-1990,” Canadian Historical Association, 4 June 2008.

“Bodies Out of Fashion: Buying and Selling Plus-sized Clothing in the 1980s,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 19 March 2008.

“Fat Health and Fitness: Rethinking Aerobics in the 1980s,” Canadian Women’s Studies Association, 27 May 2007.

“Oppression, Acceptance, Liberation: Fat Women Organizing in Canada, 1978-1988,” Canadian Historical Association, 28 May 2007.

“Not Jane Fonda: Aerobics For Fat Women Only.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 5 April 2007.

f. Peer Review

I have peer reviewed articles in English and French for the following publications and publishers:

Acadiensis
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
Canadian Journal of Media Studies
Journal of Canadian Studies
Routledge
Women’s History Review