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Iacovetta, Franca, Ph.D. York
Professor, UTSC
(416) 287-7152
(416) 978-8472
Office: UTSC HW513 & SS 2060
Field: Women and gender, immigrants, minorities and comparative migration, social and labour history and transnational labour/militancy

Franca Iacovetta is Professor of History and Co-editor of the Studies in Gender and History book series at University of Toronto Press. She is a Canadian social and feminist historian whose research interests include women’s and gender history, immigrants and racialized populations, working-class history, transnational labour migration and radicalism, and moral regulation and citizenship in Cold War Canada. She is author or co-editor of nine books, including Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Postwar Toronto (MQUP 1992); Sisters or Strangers?: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History co-ed with M. Epp and F. Swyripa (Toronto 2003); Women, Gender and Transnational Lives: Italy’s Workers of the World co-ed with D. Gabaccia (UTP 2002); Enemies Within: Italian and Other Wartime Internments in Canada and Beyond co-ed with R. Perin and A. Principe (UTP 2000). The recipient of several major research awards, including the SSHRC Therese Casgrain Fellowship and University of Toronto Senior Connaught Fellowship, Dr. Iacovetta’s publications have also won a number of major article and book prizes, including, for her most recent monograph, Gatekeepers: Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold Ward Canada (Toronto, 2006), the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald prize for the best book in Canadian history (2008).  A Research Fellow at the Immigration History Research Centre, University of Minnesota for 2008-09, her current book projects include a SSHRC-funded study of cultural pluralism in Canada (set within a North American context) and research on women radical exiles from Italy.