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Associate Professor of History, University of Regina

Donica Belisle is the author of the books, Purchasing Power: Women and the Rise of Canadian Consumer Culture
(University of Toronto Press 2020) and Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada (UBC Press 2011). She is currently writing a book about the history of Canadian sugar.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, University of Regina
  • 2009–2015
    Assistant Professor, Athabasca University
  • 2007–2009
    SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

Education

  • 2007 
    Trent University, PhD Canadian Studies

Publications

  • 2020
    Purchasing Power: Women and the Rise of Canadian Consumer Culture, University of Toronto Press
  • 2020
    Global Food History, Eating Clean: Anti-Chinese Advertising and the Making of White Racial Purity in the Canadian Pacific
  • 2018
    Canadian Historical Review, Mary Quayle Innis: Faculty Wives' Contributions and the Making of Academic Celebrity
  • 2014
    histoire sociale/Social History, Conservative Consumerism: Consumer Advocacy in Woman’s Century Magazine During and After World War I
  • 2013
    Consuming Modernity: Changing Gendered Behaviours and Consumerism, 1919-1945, Guilty Pleasures: Consumer Culture in the Fiction of Mary Quayle Innis
  • 2012
    Writing Feminist History: Productive Pasts and New Directions, Sexual Spectacles: Women in Canadian Department Store Magazines Between 1920 and 1950
  • 2011
    Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press
  • 2011
    Canadian Historical Review , Crazy For Bargains: Inventing the Irrational Female Shopper in Modernizing English Canada