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Carleton University
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history of technology, disability, gender, body, the senses
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About Me

Beth A. Robertson is a gender and sexuality historian of science, medicine and technologies of the marginal or the marginalized. Her teaching and research interests encompass the history of the body and the senses, queer theory, visual and material culture, transnationalism and disabilities. Her book, Science of the Séance: Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-1940 was released by UBC Press in the fall of 2016. She is book review editor of Scientia Canadensis and winner of the 2017 History Fellowship of the Association of Computer Machinery. This fellowship has funded the early research of her new project dedicated to the development of assistive and adaptive technologies by and for people with disabilities in Cold War Canada. Most recently, Robertson has also begun a second project on refugees with disabilities to Canada during the early postwar period, including their complicated experiences with ‘visualizing’ technologies such as X-rays, as well as the camera and photography.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Gender, Human Rights, Material Culture, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Public History, Sexuality, Technology, Women