On this page you can learn more about past and present Women Suffrage and Beyond staff, as well as other contributors of content for the site.

Women Suffrage and Beyond Staff

Current Staff


Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag is a historian whose books include Liberal Hearts and Coronets: the Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens (2014), Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts its History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011), and many more. She is the recipient of the Tyrrell Medal in Canadian History (2012) and the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences (2012).  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2001) and a former President of the Canadian Historical Association (1994).


Tiffany Johnstone

Tiffany Johnstone completed her PhD at UBC in women’s literature and has taught women’s studies, Canadian literature, and academic writing at UBC.  Her research areas include 19th and 20th century Canadian literature, women’s literature, feminist theory, travel writing, and fin-de-siècle print culture.  She specializes in North American adventure literature by women leading up to suffrage. 



Kelsey Wrightson

Kelsey Wrightson is a settler Canadian from Treaty 6 territory, Edmonton Alberta. She has lived on the West Coast ten years, earning a diploma in Intercultural Education, a B.A Political Science (2007) and M.A in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (2010) from the University of Victoria. She studies at the University of British Columbia in Political Science, researching the role of museums and material culture in practices of settler-colonial decolonization and Indigenous self-determination.


Grace Lore

Grace is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at UBC where she is researching the effects of women’s representation in political institutions on policy outcomes. Grace completed her Master’s in Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics in 2011 and her BA in political science at UBC in 2007.



Huai Bao

Huai Bao, a.k.a. H. B. Dhawa, was awarded the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Postdoctoral Fellowship, affiliated with University of Toronto, after receiving his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His monograph, Cross-Gender China, will be launched in hardback by Routledge in August 2017. He has published two books and more than 14 journal articles, and has presented research worldwide. Since 2013, he has taught at the UBC, SFU and University of Waterloo. He has also delivered guest lectures at Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Jiaotong University and the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Jinling Women’s College, affiliated with Nanjing Normal University.



Past Staff


Kelly M. Christensen

Kelly M. Christensen recently completed an MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia in the Institute of Asian Research.  While an academic interest in the relationship between Japan’s low fertility rate and low gender equality brought Kelly to the MAAPPS program, Kelly’s practicum and final report focused on poverty rates and alleviation oriented policy among Asia Pacific originating migrants in BC’s lower mainland.



Below you will find a full list of the many people who have contributed to Women Suffrage and Beyond.  Click on any name to view their contributions.

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