Dr Elise Chenier
Elise Chenier is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. Her research concerns aspects of sex, gender, race and sexuality in twentieth century Canada and the United States, and she makes extensive use of oral history methodologies. She has been working in the digital humanities since 2010 when she launched the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony, an online oral history archives housed in Simon Fraser University’s Bennett Library Recent publications include “The Natural Order of Disorder: Pedophilia, Stranger Danger and the Normalising Family,” Sexuality & Culture (15 October 2011), “Class, Gender, and the Social Standard: The Montreal Junior League, 1912-1939,” Canadian Historical Review 90:4 (December 2009) and “Hidden from Historians: Preserving Lesbian Oral History in Canada.” Archivaria 68 (Fall 2009). Her book Strangers in Our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008) won an honourable mention for the Canadian Law and Society Book Prize.

Stacey Makortoff
Stacey Makortoff is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. In this project, Stacey utilized her experience conducting survey-based research, pedagogy and curriculum design, and knowledge of web-user experience to assist Elise in the development of this website.

Hallographix Design
Hallographix is a small studio with a big passion for creating design that is imaginative and memorable. Designer Tammi Hall, has been working with large and small companies and individuals for the last 15 years, to help them express who they are, what they do and why people should take notice.



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