- To Be On Your Own: Single Mothers in Ontario, 1957 - 1985
- Prof. Robert Wardhaugh
- Prof. Monda Halpern
Main Research Interests
Robyn is a feminist educator, writer, researcher, and activist. Her research interests include women’s history, Ontario and Canadian politics, post-1945 Canadian history, welfare and the state, legal history, Canadian-American relations, and abortion/reproductive rights. As an activist-historian, she engages with these issues as a way of trying to understand and affect our current political system. She regularly writes about the anti-abortion movement in North America, and is one of the leading experts on anti-choice activism in Canada today.
“A Continental Centennial: Situating Expo 67 within the Canadian-American Relationship” in Celebrating Canada: Commemorations, Anniversaries, and National Symbols, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake eds, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), 313-338.
“When Protecting Free Speech Means Taking Away a Woman’s Right to Choose: Andrew Scheer and the Anti-Abortion Movement in Canada,” Ricochet Media, January 2018, https://ricochet.media/en/2104/andrew-scheer-and-the-anti-abortion-movement-in-canada.
Review of Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada, edited by Shannon Stettner, Canadian Historical Review 99, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 126-128.
Review of The Iconic North: Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada, by Joan Sangster, British Journal of Canadian Studies 30, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 255
September 2018 - Community Presentation
"Standing 4 Choice in Southwestern Ontario” - Pechakucha London, Ontario - https://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/standing-4-choice-in-southwestern-ontario
November 2017 – Seminar Paper
“Protecting the Nuclear Family: A Gendered Analysis of the 1968 Divorce Act” Western University – Bruce McCaffrey Memorial Graduate Seminar Series
September 2017 – Conference Paper
“Encouraging Respect for the Institution of Marriage: A Gendered Analysis of the 1968 Divorce Act” UBC Vancouver - Canadian Political History Group - Power, Politics, and the State in Canadian History
Archives of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON
Western Archives, London, ON
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
Canadian Committee On Women’s History
Ontario New Democratic Party
The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Reproductive Activism and Abortion Research Network
- Twitter - @robynsch
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