Joy Parr, current portrait

Joy Parr, 2010

Joy Parr is an eminent Canadian historian of work, gender, and technology.  She is currently Canada Research Chair in Technology, Environment and the Everyday, in the department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario.


Parr’s works include The Gender of Breadwinners (1990; winner of the Francois-Xavier Garneau Medal, the John A. Macdonald Prize, and the Harold Adam Innis Prize award by the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada), Domestic Goods (1999), and Sensing Changes (2010; winner of the Canada Prize, 2011).