Canada from a transnational perspective, Canada/Global South relations; the Global Politics of Childhood; Cuban musical cultures; gender/sexuality
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74374
Office: Mac Corry A401
Ph.D., Queen's, 1991
B.A./M.A., Carleton University, 1985
Karen Dubinsky teaches in the departments of Global Development Studies and History. She has published and edited books on a wide variety of topics, including the history of gender and sexuality in Canada (Improper Advances: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929 and The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooners, Heterosexuality and the Tourist Industry at Niagara Falls;the global 1960s (New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness;adoption and child migration in Canada, Cuba and Guatemala (Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas); and, most recently the politics of music in Cuba (My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela).
She is currently working on books about Canadian/Global South relations, the iconography of children in global social and political movements, as well as continued projects on Cuban cultural themes.
She is a recipient of the Queen's University Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
Introduction to Canada and the “Third World”
"Cuban Society and Culture: an interdisciplinary course that 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 865: Empires and Intimacies – a course that explores the intimate (familial/sexual/gendered) aspects of colonial relations, transnational; drawing principally from the Americas.
Principle fields for graduate supervision: Canada/Global South relations, the global politics of childhood, North American women's/gender history, History of sexuality, History of tourism/popular culture.
Karen Dubinsky, Adele Perry and Henry Yu (eds.) Within and Without the Nation: Transnational Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2015.)
Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills, Scott Rutherford (eds.) Canada and The Third World: An Historical Introduction (in process)
Caridad Cumana, Karen Dubinsky and Xenia Reloba (eds.) My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)
Karen Dubinsky, Caridad Cumana and Xenia Reloba (eds) Habáname: La Ciudad Musical de Carlos Varela (La Habana, Centro Pablo de la Torriente Brau, 2013)
Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration Across the Americas(University of Toronto Press and New York University Press, 2010)
Karen Dubinsky, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherford (eds.) New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2009)
The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls (Toronto: Between the Lines and New Brunswick New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, May, 1999)
Improper Advances: Rape and Heterosexual Conflict in Ontario, 1880-1929 (University of Chicago Press, 1993) Book in progress: Children, Ideology, Iconography: How Babies Rule the World
Children, Ideology, Iconography: How Babies Rule the World