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Tamara Myers

Tamara Myers is professor of History at the University of British Columbia. A specialist in gender, childhood, and juvenile justice history, she is the author of Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 and “Embodying Delinquency: Boys’ Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice in Early Twentieth-Century Quebec (J. of the History of Sexuality) which was awarded best article prizes from both the Society for the History Children and Youth and the CHA’s Committee on Sexuality. Her recent book, Youth Squad: Policing Children in North America examines the youth turn in urban policing from the 1930s-1960s. She has published on transnational youth activism and the production of globalmindedness in Canadian schools between the 1960s and 70s in Diplomatic History and the J. of the Canadian Historical Association. She has co-edited Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History (2010 and 2016) and The Difference Kids Make: Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History (Oxford 2017). She is the president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (2019-21).


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