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Margaret Ross


Margaret Ross is a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of History at Queen's University. Her research interests include the history of gender and sexuality in Canada and legal regulation over women’s bodies.This year, she is a W. C. Good fellow at Queen's. 

Margaret's dissertation, co-supervised by Karen Dubinsky and Steven Maynard, examines the history of sex work in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Ontario. It explores how women navigated sexual labour across the province and how regional communities developed distinctive methods of regulating and profiting from the existence of local sex trades. 


Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.