Associate Professor

BA, MA, PhD (York)

Lisa Chilton teaches courses in Canadian History, Global History and the history of the Atlantic World. Her research and writing have focused upon British migration within the British Empire, women and gender history, and the reception of immigrants in Canada and in Australia. Her publications include Agents of Empire: British Female Migration to Canada and Australia, 1860s-1930 (University of Toronto Press, 2007), and articles in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2004), The British Journal of Canadian Studies (2004), British Journal of Australian Studies (2005, publ 2007), and Canadian Historical Review.

Recent Publications

[Review of the book Beyond the State: The Colonial Medical Service in British Africa by Anna Greenwood (ed.)]

Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 2018

Mad migrants and the reach of English civil law

Migration and mental health, 2016

Female immigrants and the Canadian State, 1860s through the 20th century

Canadian History: Post-Confederation, 2016

Receiving Canada's immigrants

Canadian Historical Association, 2016

Sex scandals and papist plots

Journal of Women's History, 2015

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • International migrations
  • Canadian immigration
  • British imperialism
  • Gender history
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