Heather Stanley


Assistant Professor


Ph. D. University of Saskatchewan
M.A. University of Victoria
B.A. University of Victoria


Department of History
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Email: hstanley@mun.ca
Office: A-4001
Phone: 864-4326

Research Interests

Canadian History; Gender and Sexuality History; History of the Body; History of Medicine

Student Supervision

I am currently accepting Honours and Masters level students with research interests which match my own.

Selected Publications

2016. “Primal Urge/National Force: Canadian Sex and Sexuality Historiography.” In A Companion to Canadian Women's and Gender History eds. Nancy Janovicek and Carmen Nielson. (forthcoming).

2016. “‘Unsex me Here!’ Gender as a Barrier to Female Practice: A Historical Introduction to Women Doctors in Canada.” In Women and Medicine ed. Earle Waugh. (forthcoming).

2013. “Embodying Family Values: Imaginary Bodies, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Heterosexuality in Western Canada.” In Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada, eds. Adele Perry, Esyllt W. Jones and Leah Morton. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2013, 207-226.

2012. “Sairey Gamps, Feminine Nurses and Greedy Monopolists: Discourses of Gender and Professional Identity in the Lancet and the British Medical Journal, 1886-1902.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 29.1 (2012): 49-68.



Department of History

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000