"Writing Black Canadian women's history: Where we have been and where we are going" in Reading Canadian Women's and Gender History, 63-89
Inspired by the question of "what’s next?" in the field of Canadian women’s and gender history, this broadly historiographical volume represents a conversation among established and emerging scholars who share a commitment to understanding the past from intersectional feminist perspectives. It includes original essays on Quebecois, Indigenous, Black, and immigrant women’s histories and tackles such diverse topics as colonialism, religion, labour, warfare, sexuality, and reproductive labour and justice. Intended as a regenerative retrospective of a critically important field, this collection both engages analytically with the current state of women’s and gender historiography in Canada and draws on its rich past to generate new knowledge and areas for inquiry.
Karen Flynn is an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of African-American Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include migration and travel, Black Canada, health, popular culture, feminist, Diasporic and post-colonial studies.
Other publications from this author include:
- "'The thing behind the thing': White supremacy and interdisciplinary faculty in schools of nursing" in Nursing Outlook (2021)
- "Black Feminist Thought and the Gender, Women's, and Feminist Studies PhD: A Roundtable Discussion" in Feminist Formations, 32 (2), 1-28 (2020)
- "In Search of Zora/When Metadata Isn't Enough: Rescuing the Experiences of Black Women Through Statistical Modeling" in Journal of Library Metadata, 19 (3-4), 141-162 (2019)
- "'Hotel Refuses Negro Nurse': Gloria Clarke Baylis and the Queen Elizabeth Hotel" in Canadian bulletin of medical history 35 (2), 278-308. (2018)
- Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora (2011)