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Queen's University
 

Karen Dubinsky Dubinsky2.jpg

Professor
History of Gender and Sexuality, History of Tourism, 
Transnational/transracial Adoption 
and the Global Politics of Childhood

E-mail: dubinsky@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74374
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Mac Corry A401


Education

Ph.D., Queen's, 1991
B.A./M.A., Carleton University, 1985 

About

Karen Dubinsky teaches in the departments of Global Development Studies and History. She has published Improper Advances: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929 (1993) and The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooners, Heterosexuality and the Tourist Industry at Niagara Falls (1999). She co-edited New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (2009). Her most recent book, forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press and New York University Press: Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas, focuses on North America, Cuba and Guatemala. 
In 2007 she received the Queen's University Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Courses Taught

Global Development Studies:

Devs 100 "Canada and the Third World"
Devs 305: "Cuban Society and Culture" which includes a two week program at the University of Havana.
For further information see http://www.queensu.ca/devs/work-study/work-study-cuba.html

History:

Graduate:

History 865: Empires and Intimacies


Principle fields for graduate supervision: The global politics of childhood, North American women's/gender history, History of sexuality, History of tourism/popular culture.  

Selected Publications

Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas (Toronto: University of Toronto Press and New York: New York University Press, 2010)

Karen Dubinsky, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills, Scott Rutherford (eds.) New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2009).

"The Fantasy of the Global Cabbage Patch: Making Sense of Transnational Adoption" Feminist Theory 9 (3) 2008

"A Haven From Racism? Interracial Adoption in the Canadian Imagination Since the 1950s" in Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, Leslie Paris and Veronica Strong Boag (eds.) Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Canada, the United States, and Australia (UBC Press, forthcoming)

"Babies Without Borders: Rescue, Kidnap and the Symbolic Child," Journal of Women's History Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring, 2007

"'We Adopted a Negro': Interracial Adoption and the Hybrid Baby in 1960's Canada" in Magda Fahrni and Robert Rutherdale (eds) Creating Postwar Canada - Community, Diversity and Dissent, 1945-75 (University of British Columbia Press, 2007)

"Why Write History When There Is So Much Present?" Symposium on The Writing of History, Left History Vol 11, No. 1, Spring, 2006

"Everybody Likes Canadians: Americans, Canadians and the Postwar Travel Boom," in Shelley Baranowski and Ellen Furlough (eds.) Being Elsewhere: Tourism, Consumer Culture and Identity in Modern Europe and North America (University of Michigan Press, 2001) pp. 321-347

The Second Greatest Disappointment: Tourism and Honeymoons at Niagara Falls (Rutgers University Press and Between the Lines, 1999)

Improper Advances: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929 (University of Chicago Press, 1993)

Many articles (popular and scholarly) on the history of sexuality, tourism, and popular culture.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000