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Susan L Smith, PhD



History and Classics

About Me


PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison (1991)
MA  University of Wisconsin-Madison (1986)
BA  University of California, Irvine (1982)


McCalla Professorship, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, 2000-2001, 2011-2012
Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Alberta, 2006
Graduate Student Association Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision, U of A,
Faculty of Arts Research Excellence Award (Associate Professor), U of A, 2004
Philip Lawson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of History and Classics, U of A,
Lavinia Dock Award, book award for Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired from the American Association for the History of Nursing, 1997
Sierra Prize, book award for Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired from the [U.S.] Western Association of Women Historians, 1996


Research Interests and Fields for Graduate Supervision
    U.S.A. (especially 20th century)

    U.S. medical and health history: 

  1. War and Health
  2. Women, Gender and Health
  3. Public Health
  4. Medical Experimentation
  5. Health Activism
  6. Racism, Race/Ethnicity and Health
  7. Nursing and Midwifery
  8. Comparative Canada and U.S. Medical History

   Gender/Women's History

   African American History 

   Japanese American history


Teaching Areas
    U.S. history (19th-21st centuries)

    U.S. medical history (including War and Health; Women and Health; Race/Ethnicity and Health, Public Health)

    U.S. women and gender

    U.S. social movements