nicholas-janeCampus: St. Jerome’s at Waterloo
Office: STJ 1013B

Jane Nicholas is a social and cultural historian of Canada with special interests in the history of the body and history and theory. She is cross-appointed to the departments of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies and History. She recently completed a monograph on the history of the freak show in Canada from 1900-1970. Her new research project is on the history of grief in Canada.

Select Recent Publications:

Jane Nicholas, Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).

Jane Nicholas, The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, The Body, and Commodities in the 1920s (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).

Jane Nicholas, “A Debt to the Dead? Ethics, Photography, History and the Study of Freakery” Histoire sociale/Social History 47, no. 93 (May 2014): 141-157.

Jane Nicholas, “Children on the Sideshows, 1900-1960s” in The Differences Kids Make: Bringing Children and Childhood into Canadian History and Historiography edited by Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2016).

Jane Nicholas, “Beauty Advice for the Canadian Modern Girl in the 1920s” in Consuming Modernity: Changing Gendered Behaviours and Consumerism, 1919-1940, eds. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Dan Malleck, (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).