Mitchinson, Wendy 1947–

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MITCHINSON, Wendy 1947–

PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1947, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Cameron and Frances (Davis) Mitchinson; married Res Lingwood (a sculptor), May 22, 1971. Education: York University, B.A., 1970, M.A., 1971, Ph.D., 1977.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, began as lecturer, became assistant professor of history, 1975–77; University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, assistant professor, 1977–81, associate professor of history, 1981–85; University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, associate professor, 1985–91, professor of history, 1991–. University of Western Ontario, J. M. S. Carless Lecturer, 1985, 1997; McMaster University, visiting professor at Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1988–89; University of New South Wales, guest lecturer, 1991; University of Manitoba, James A. Jackson Memorial Lecturer, 1993; University of Saskatchewan, Bilson Memorial Lecturer, 1995; Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Canadian Studies Lecturer, 1997; Laurentian University, Angus Gilbert Memorial Lecturer, 1998. Rockefeller Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, scholar-in-residence, 1994; Fundación Valparaíso, Almeríia, Spain, scholar-in-residence, 1997.

MEMBER: Canadian Historical Association, Canadian Association of University Teachers, Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woman of Distinction Award, Young Women's Christian Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991, for Canadian Women: A History; Théresè Casgrain fellowship, 1993–94.


(Editor, with Ramsay Cook) The Proper Sphere: Woman's Place in Canadian Society, Oxford University Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1976.

(Editor, with Janice Dickin McGinnis, and contributor) Essays in Canadian Medical History, McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1988.

(With Alison Prentice and others) Canadian Women: A History, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1988, 2nd edition, 1996.

The Nature of Their Bodies: Women and Their Doctors in Victorian Canada, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

(Coeditor) Canadian Women: A Reader, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

(Editor, with Franca Iacovetta, and contributor) On the Case: Explorations in Social History, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Giving Birth in Canada, 1900–1950, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Benevolent State: The Growth of Welfare in Canada, edited by Allan Moscovitch and Jim Albert, Garamond Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987; The History of Marriage and the Family in Western Society, edited by R. Phillips, CPSI (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995; Great Dames, edited by Janice Dickin McGinnis and E. Cameron, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1997; The Politics of Women's Health: Exploring Agency and Autonomy, edited by Susan Sherwin and others, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1998; and Intersections: Women on Law, Medicine, and Technology, edited by Kerry Petersen, Dartmouth Publishing (Aldershot, England), 1997. Contributor to periodicals, including Histoire Sociale, International Journal of Women's Studies, Journal of Canadian Studies, Atlantis, Environments, and Health and Canadian Society. Canadian Historical Review, member of editorial board, 1998–2001, coeditor, 2001–04; member of editorial board, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 1983–87, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/La revue canadienne de la femme et le droit, 1985–88, Ontario History, 1986–90, and Scientia Canadensis, 1987–90.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the medical treatment of women in Canada, 1900–1950.

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