Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Erin Gallagher-Cohoon

PhD Candidate
History of Gender and Sexuality, History of Medicine and History of the Family



2016 MA, History, University of Saskatchewan, “Dirty Little Secrets: Prostitution and the United States Public Health Service’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study in Guatemala.”
2014 BA Honors, History, University of Alberta


My PhD research, supervised by Dr. Karen Dubinsky, will explore the history of queer parenting in Canada. I am interested in how children have been central to arguments both for and against gay rights, particularly marriage rights. In essence, this thesis will question the cultural and legal constructions of the categories of ‘family’ and ‘parenthood.’