Jennifer A Stephen

Department of History

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 129
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66930
Emailstephenj@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Toronto/OISE
Master of Arts, University of Toronto/OISE
Bachelor of Arts Honours, Queen's University

Professional Leadership

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION
2008 - Faculty Editor, Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Enquiry and Debate.

Conference Organisation
2008 Faculty Sponsor, Active History: History for the Future, Glendon College, York University, September 27-28th 2008
2006 Programme Committee, Canadian Historical Association Annual General Meeting, Congress of Learned Societies, York University, May 2006
2006 Local Arrangements Committee, Canadian Historical Association Annual General Meeting, Congress of Learned Societies, York University, May 2006

Offices in Professional Organisations
2008-09 Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association
2008-09 Chair, Undergraduate Forsey Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Canadian Historical Association
2007-08 Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association
2006-07 Member, Undergraduate Forsey Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Canadian Historical Association
2005-07 Member, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History
2004-05 Secretary, Canadian Committee on Labour History

Manuscript Reviewing
Journal of Canadian Studies
Journal of the History of Behavioural Sciences
Wilfred Laurier University Press
Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Inquiry and Debate


Membership in Professional Organisations
Canadian Historical Association
Canadian Committee on Women’s History
Canadian Committee on Labour History

Research Interests

Canadian History

All Publications

Monographs

‘Pick one intelligent girl’: Employability, Domesticity and the Gendering of Canada’s Welfare State, 1939-1947. University of Toronto Press, 2007. 299 pp.

Book Chapters

“Balancing Equality for the Post-War Woman: Demobilising Canada’s Women Workers after World War Two”, in Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, and Adele Perry, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History, 6 edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Eugenics in Canada: A Checkered History, 1850s–1990s.” Coauthored with Carolyn Strange in Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine, eds., Eugenics: A World History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Modernity. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Unemployment and the New Industrial Citizenship: A Review of the Ontario Unemployment Commission, 1915”, in Robert Adamoski, Dorothy E. Chunn and Robert Menzies, eds. Constructing Canadian Citizenship: Historical Readings. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2002, 155-177. 22 pp.

“Regulating Unemployment/Deregulating Work, or, ‘How much government do you want anyway?’”, in Thomas Dunk, Stephen McBride & Randle Nelsen, eds., The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market. Toronto: Fernwood Press, 1996, 223-236. 13pp.

“The ‘Incorrigible,’ the ‘Bad,’ and the ‘Immoral’: Toronto’s ‘Factory Girls’ and the Work of the Toronto Psychiatric Clinic, 1918-1923”, in Louis Knafla and Susan Binnie, eds., Law, State and Society: Essays in Modern Legal History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, 405-439. 35 pp.

“The Letter Said ‘Don’t Come to Work No More’: Summary of a Study of Labour Adjustment Programming”, in Christopher Schenk and John Anderson, eds., Re-Shaping Work: Union Responses to Technological Change. Toronto: Between the Lines Press & Ontario Federation of Labour Technological Adjustment Research Programme, 1995, 149-162. 13pp.

Journal Articles

“Interview: Wendy McKeen talks with Jennifer Stephen.” Interview with Wendy McKeen, winner of 2006 CWSA/ACEF Annual Book Prize. Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes, 18 pp. (Fall 2008)

“Balancing Equality for the Post-War Woman: Demobilising Canada’s Women Workers after World War Two.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes 31.3 (Fall 2007), 122-132. 10 pp.

“In Dialogue with Ruth Pierson: Theory, Method and Writing New Histories.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes Special Issue Two (Fall 2004), 78-80. 2pp.

“A Survey of Trends in Adult Education 1985-1995: Perspectives for the 21st Century.” With Gaetan Beaudet. Canadian Woman Studies/ les cahiers de la femme, 17, no. 4, (Winter 1998), 143-148. 5pp.

Conference Papers

August 2008. Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in Europe and Beyond. Stockholm University. “The politics of female unemployment at the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Canada, 1935-1940.”*^

May 2006. Canadian Historical Association 2006 Annual Conference, York University. Defining Women’s Employability During the Depression years, 1935-1938.”*

September 29 – October 2, 2005. Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in North America and Beyond, University of Toronto. “Balancing Equality for the ‘Post-War Woman’: Demobilising Canada’s women workers after WWII.”*^

October 2004. North American Labour History 2004 Annual Conference, Wayne State University. “‘Absence makes the war last longer’: Canada’s Women War Workers and the State, 1942-1945.”*

June 2004. Canadian Historical Association 2004 Annual Conference, University of Manitoba. “‘Without the stakes of the family tent right round her’: Securing domesticity for Canada’s womanhood in the Depression years.”*

May 2003. Canadian Historical Association 2003 Annual Conference, Dalhousie University. “Canadian Historiography at the Feminist Turn,” at “Rigorous Feminist Standards! A Panel in Honour of Ruth Pierson/Des normes féministes rigoureuses! Une table ronde en l’honneur de Ruth Pierson.” With Nancy M. Forestell, Julie Guard, Dianne Hallman, Sherene H. Razack, Christabell Sethna and Ruth Roach Pierson.*^

May 1998. Centre for Research on Work & Society Second Annual Conference, York University. “Unions and the Training Dilemma: Developing a framework for an Ontario Labour Strategy.”

May 1997. Canadian Law Society Association 1997 Annual Conference, Memorial University. “Unemployment and the New Industrial Citizenship: The Ontario Unemployment Commission 1915.”*

November 1995. Centre for Research on Work & Society, Service Sector Revolutions: Dilemmas and Opportunities for Labour Conference York University. “Restructuring Clerical Work.”

May 1995. Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association 30th Annual Meeting, Brock University. “Regulating Unemployment, Deregulating Work: The Sociology of Labour Adjustment – Or, ‘How much government do you want, anyway?’”

Book Reviews

Magda Fahrni. Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction University of Toronto Press, 2005. Canadian Historical Review 90:4 (December 2009).

Melanie Nolan, Kin: A Collective Biography of a New Zealand Working-Class Family. Canterbury University Press, 2005. Labour/le travail 62 (Fall 2008).

José E. Igartua, The OTHER Quiet Revolution: National Identities in English Canada, 1945-1971. University of British Columbia Press, 2006. University of Toronto Quarterly 77:1 (Winter 2008).

Michael D. Stevenson, Canada’s Greatest Wartime Muddle: National Selective Service and the Mobilisation of Human Resources during World War II. Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001. Canadian Historical Review 85:4 (December 2004).

Research Reports

"Access Diminished: A Report on Women’s Training and Employment Services in Ontario." Advocates for Community Based Training and Education for Women. Funded by Status of Women Canada, May 2000. 37pp.

"A Review of Equity Access to Labour Market Training." ONESTEP, 1998. "Training - It’s Our Right. Developing an Ontario Training Strategy." Commissioned Conference Paper, Canadian Labour Congress/ Ontario Federation of Labour Joint Conference, Toronto, June 19-21, 1998.

"Choosing Training? A guide to occupational training and education programs & services." Advocates for Community Based Training and Education for Women, February 1998.

"Survey Of Trends in Adult Education and Training in Canada, 1985-1995." Report of Canada in preparation for CONFITEA V Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. July 1997. Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and Canadian Commission for UNESCO, July 1997 http://www.cmec.ca/international/adulted-en.stm

"Pilot Course for Garment Workers: Program Evaluation." Human Resources Adjustment Committee, City of Toronto Fashion Industry Liaison Committee, October 1997. "Program implementation analysis: Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition." Steel Industry Training Program, Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress, August 1996.

"Fashioning a Future: Prospects for the Fashion District in the City of Toronto." Report submitted to the City of Toronto Fashion Industry Liaison Committee for the City of Toronto Economic Development Division, 1996. Coauthored with David Sobel.

Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Toronto/OISE
Master of Arts, University of Toronto/OISE
Bachelor of Arts Honours, Queen's University

Professional Leadership

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION
2008 - Faculty Editor, Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Enquiry and Debate.

Conference Organisation
2008 Faculty Sponsor, Active History: History for the Future, Glendon College, York University, September 27-28th 2008
2006 Programme Committee, Canadian Historical Association Annual General Meeting, Congress of Learned Societies, York University, May 2006
2006 Local Arrangements Committee, Canadian Historical Association Annual General Meeting, Congress of Learned Societies, York University, May 2006

Offices in Professional Organisations
2008-09 Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association
2008-09 Chair, Undergraduate Forsey Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Canadian Historical Association
2007-08 Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History, Canadian Historical Association
2006-07 Member, Undergraduate Forsey Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Labour History, Canadian Historical Association
2005-07 Member, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee, Canadian Committee on Women’s History
2004-05 Secretary, Canadian Committee on Labour History

Manuscript Reviewing
Journal of Canadian Studies
Journal of the History of Behavioural Sciences
Wilfred Laurier University Press
Left History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Historical Inquiry and Debate


Membership in Professional Organisations
Canadian Historical Association
Canadian Committee on Women’s History
Canadian Committee on Labour History

Research Interests:

Canadian History

All Publications

Monographs

‘Pick one intelligent girl’: Employability, Domesticity and the Gendering of Canada’s Welfare State, 1939-1947. University of Toronto Press, 2007. 299 pp.

Book Chapters

“Balancing Equality for the Post-War Woman: Demobilising Canada’s Women Workers after World War Two”, in Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, and Adele Perry, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History, 6 edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Eugenics in Canada: A Checkered History, 1850s–1990s.” Coauthored with Carolyn Strange in Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine, eds., Eugenics: A World History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Modernity. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Unemployment and the New Industrial Citizenship: A Review of the Ontario Unemployment Commission, 1915”, in Robert Adamoski, Dorothy E. Chunn and Robert Menzies, eds. Constructing Canadian Citizenship: Historical Readings. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2002, 155-177. 22 pp.

“Regulating Unemployment/Deregulating Work, or, ‘How much government do you want anyway?’”, in Thomas Dunk, Stephen McBride & Randle Nelsen, eds., The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market. Toronto: Fernwood Press, 1996, 223-236. 13pp.

“The ‘Incorrigible,’ the ‘Bad,’ and the ‘Immoral’: Toronto’s ‘Factory Girls’ and the Work of the Toronto Psychiatric Clinic, 1918-1923”, in Louis Knafla and Susan Binnie, eds., Law, State and Society: Essays in Modern Legal History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995, 405-439. 35 pp.

“The Letter Said ‘Don’t Come to Work No More’: Summary of a Study of Labour Adjustment Programming”, in Christopher Schenk and John Anderson, eds., Re-Shaping Work: Union Responses to Technological Change. Toronto: Between the Lines Press & Ontario Federation of Labour Technological Adjustment Research Programme, 1995, 149-162. 13pp.

Journal Articles

“Interview: Wendy McKeen talks with Jennifer Stephen.” Interview with Wendy McKeen, winner of 2006 CWSA/ACEF Annual Book Prize. Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes, 18 pp. (Fall 2008)

“Balancing Equality for the Post-War Woman: Demobilising Canada’s Women Workers after World War Two.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes 31.3 (Fall 2007), 122-132. 10 pp.

“In Dialogue with Ruth Pierson: Theory, Method and Writing New Histories.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes Special Issue Two (Fall 2004), 78-80. 2pp.

“A Survey of Trends in Adult Education 1985-1995: Perspectives for the 21st Century.” With Gaetan Beaudet. Canadian Woman Studies/ les cahiers de la femme, 17, no. 4, (Winter 1998), 143-148. 5pp.

Conference Papers

August 2008. Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in Europe and Beyond. Stockholm University. “The politics of female unemployment at the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Canada, 1935-1940.”*^

May 2006. Canadian Historical Association 2006 Annual Conference, York University. Defining Women’s Employability During the Depression years, 1935-1938.”*

September 29 – October 2, 2005. Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in North America and Beyond, University of Toronto. “Balancing Equality for the ‘Post-War Woman’: Demobilising Canada’s women workers after WWII.”*^

October 2004. North American Labour History 2004 Annual Conference, Wayne State University. “‘Absence makes the war last longer’: Canada’s Women War Workers and the State, 1942-1945.”*

June 2004. Canadian Historical Association 2004 Annual Conference, University of Manitoba. “‘Without the stakes of the family tent right round her’: Securing domesticity for Canada’s womanhood in the Depression years.”*

May 2003. Canadian Historical Association 2003 Annual Conference, Dalhousie University. “Canadian Historiography at the Feminist Turn,” at “Rigorous Feminist Standards! A Panel in Honour of Ruth Pierson/Des normes féministes rigoureuses! Une table ronde en l’honneur de Ruth Pierson.” With Nancy M. Forestell, Julie Guard, Dianne Hallman, Sherene H. Razack, Christabell Sethna and Ruth Roach Pierson.*^

May 1998. Centre for Research on Work & Society Second Annual Conference, York University. “Unions and the Training Dilemma: Developing a framework for an Ontario Labour Strategy.”

May 1997. Canadian Law Society Association 1997 Annual Conference, Memorial University. “Unemployment and the New Industrial Citizenship: The Ontario Unemployment Commission 1915.”*

November 1995. Centre for Research on Work & Society, Service Sector Revolutions: Dilemmas and Opportunities for Labour Conference York University. “Restructuring Clerical Work.”

May 1995. Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association 30th Annual Meeting, Brock University. “Regulating Unemployment, Deregulating Work: The Sociology of Labour Adjustment – Or, ‘How much government do you want, anyway?’”

Book Reviews

Magda Fahrni. Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction University of Toronto Press, 2005. Canadian Historical Review 90:4 (December 2009).

Melanie Nolan, Kin: A Collective Biography of a New Zealand Working-Class Family. Canterbury University Press, 2005. Labour/le travail 62 (Fall 2008).

José E. Igartua, The OTHER Quiet Revolution: National Identities in English Canada, 1945-1971. University of British Columbia Press, 2006. University of Toronto Quarterly 77:1 (Winter 2008).

Michael D. Stevenson, Canada’s Greatest Wartime Muddle: National Selective Service and the Mobilisation of Human Resources during World War II. Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001. Canadian Historical Review 85:4 (December 2004).

Research Reports

"Access Diminished: A Report on Women’s Training and Employment Services in Ontario." Advocates for Community Based Training and Education for Women. Funded by Status of Women Canada, May 2000. 37pp.

"A Review of Equity Access to Labour Market Training." ONESTEP, 1998. "Training - It’s Our Right. Developing an Ontario Training Strategy." Commissioned Conference Paper, Canadian Labour Congress/ Ontario Federation of Labour Joint Conference, Toronto, June 19-21, 1998.

"Choosing Training? A guide to occupational training and education programs & services." Advocates for Community Based Training and Education for Women, February 1998.

"Survey Of Trends in Adult Education and Training in Canada, 1985-1995." Report of Canada in preparation for CONFITEA V Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. July 1997. Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and Canadian Commission for UNESCO, July 1997 http://www.cmec.ca/international/adulted-en.stm

"Pilot Course for Garment Workers: Program Evaluation." Human Resources Adjustment Committee, City of Toronto Fashion Industry Liaison Committee, October 1997. "Program implementation analysis: Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition." Steel Industry Training Program, Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress, August 1996.

"Fashioning a Future: Prospects for the Fashion District in the City of Toronto." Report submitted to the City of Toronto Fashion Industry Liaison Committee for the City of Toronto Economic Development Division, 1996. Coauthored with David Sobel.