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Suzanne Morton

Position: 
Professor
Degree(s) and Education: 

PhD (Dalhousie) 1990

Office: 
Ferrier 333D
Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2 to 4 (during term) or by appointment
Mailing Address: 

History,
McGill University,
855, rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Telephone: 
514-398-4400 ext.094304
Email Address: 
suzanne [dot] morton [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Professional Biography: 

I have taught in the area of 20th-century Canadian social and gender history at McGill since 1992. I am especially interested in the intersection of values and society with individuals, the state, and place. These interests were pursued in Ideal Surrounding: Gender in a Working-Class Neighbourhood in the 1920s (1995) and At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969 (2003 ) and most recently in Wisdom, Justice and Charity: Canadian Social Welfare through the life of Jane B Wisdom, 1884-1975 (2014). They are also central to my current SSHRC-support project “From National Industry to Traditional Fishery: The Lobster Fishery in the Northeast,” which combines the traditions of social history,  political economy and social ecology. With Janet Guildford, I co-edited two collections that focus on women in the Atlantic region - Separate Spheres: Women’s Worlds in the 19th-Century Martimes (1994, 1997, 2006) and Making Up the State: Women in 20th-Century Atlantic Canada (2010). In addition to teaching and research, I served as department Chair (1999-2002) and Associate Dean (Faculty of Arts, 2009-11), and am presently a member of Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee.  I am co-editor of   the Canadian Historical Review.(http://www.utpjournals.com/Canadian-Historical-Review.html/)

Graduate Supervision: 

Canadian post-Confederation history, gender, Atlantic Canada