Sally Mennill

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Research Interests

  • Canadian History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Nursing
  • Pre-confederation History
  • Post-confederation History
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Native Studies

Academic Introduction

BA (Simon Fraser University)
MA (Trent University)
PhD (University of British Columbia)

Sally's areas of expertise include Canadian history and women's health history, specifically focused on pregnant and parturient women in post-WWII Canada. Her current research investigates birthing experiences and medical records in British Columbia. Recent publications include "Ideal Births and Ideal Babies: English-Canadian Advice Literature in the 1950s and 1960s" and "Fostering the Passive Maternal Experience: Language and Prescription in the What to Expect Series of Maternity Literature." Sally teaches Canadian history, health and medicine in history, and women's and gender studies.

Douglas College Faculty since 2007.

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