On Fat Activism

Being Fat: Women, Weight and Feminist Activism. University of Toronto Press, 2020. 

Obesity in Canada: Critical Perspectives. University of Toronto Press, 2016. Co-edited with Deborah McPhail and Wendy Mitchinson.

“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. Full-text pdf in link.

“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. Full-text pdf in link.

On Contemporary Sport

“Modern Gladiator: How Georges St-Pierre Has Shaped Sport.” Published on the Canadian Museum of History blog, February 2019.

“‘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.

“Terry Fox was an Activist.” Published on, April 2015.

“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. Full-text pdf in link.


“Controversies in Context: Communication, Hot Topics and Museums in Canada.” In Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums, edited by Fiona Cameron and Lynda Kelly, 176-93. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

Re-visioning the Media, Museums and Controversy: A Preliminary Case Study. Open Museum Journal 6, September 2003. Full-text pdf in link.


Hockey: Challenging Canada’s Game. Co-edited with Jennifer Anderson. University of Ottawa Press, Mercury Book Series, 2018.

“He Would Like to Settle the Matter”: Behind the Scenes of the Blainey v. OHA Decision. Published on Findings, the blog of the Champlain Society. August 2017.

“A Controversial Jersey.” Published on the Canadian Museum of History blog, February 2017.