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Julia Smith


Assistant Professor


Dr. Julia Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Labour Studies Program at the University Manitoba. She studies the political economy of labour relations in Canada and the history and politics of women’s labour activism. Julia is also a member of the Graphic History Collective.


Smith, Julia. 2023. “Discipline as Deterrence: Labour Relations and the Silencing of Feminist Labour Activists.” In Essays in the History of Canadian Law Volume XII: New Perspectives on Gender and the Law, edited by Lori Chambers and Joan Sangster. Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and the University of Toronto Press.,

Carleton, Sean, Ted McCoy, Julia Smith, and Canadian Committee on Labour History, eds. 2021. Dissenting Traditions: Essays on Bryan D. Palmer, Marxism, and History. Working Canadians : Books from the CCLH. Edmonton, AB: AU Press : Canadian Committee on Labour History.,

Sangster, Joan, and Julia Smith. 2019. “From Career Girl to Sexy Stewardess: Popular Culture and Women’s Work in the Canadian and American Airline Industries.” Women: A Cultural Review 30 (2): 141–61.

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