Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Steve Barrow

Ph.D. Candidate
Gender and Sexuality



MA Wilfrid Laurier University, 2015 / BA (Hons) Wilfrid Laurier University, 2014


I am a fourth year PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Karen Dubinsky. I am interested in the history of homelessness among 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Canada, and specifically the ways that youth established families of choice. Through an ethnographic approach, I hope to historicize contemporary issues of homelessness among 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and to highlight ways that youth ascribed meaning to their experiences and fostered interpersonal relationships in the contentious space that exists between home and the street.


“Scholarship Review of Queer Youth Homelessness in Canada and the United States.” American Review of Canadian Studies: Taylor & Francis Online, 1-17.  DOI: 10.1080/02722011.2018.1531603.