Susanne M. Klausen
|Degrees:||B.A. (University of Victoria), M.A. (Queen's University), Ph.D. (Queen's University)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 2827|
|Office:||428 Paterson Hall|
- Politics of Reproduction and Fertility Control
- Nationalism and Sexuality
- Modern South Africa
Selected Awards, Research Grants and Professional Honours
2016: Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015) shortlisted for the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, awarded to the outstanding book in non-Canadian history by the Canadian Historical Association.
2016: Wellcome Trust Research Bursary for “The Thalidomide Disaster, the British Abortion Act (1967), and the Passage of Eugenic Abortion Laws in the Commonwealth, 1961-1977.”
2016: Carleton University Research Achievement Award
2013: SSHRC Insight Development Grant
2013: Appointed Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg
2011-2013: President, Canadian Society for the History of Medicine
2012: Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Award
2011: SSHRC Standard Research Grant
2011: The inaugural bi-annual prize for best article published in the Journal of Women’s History for my essay, “‘Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity’: Afrikaner Nationalism, Racialized Sexuality and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa,” in special issue on Reproduction, Sex and Power in the Journal of Women’s History, 22, 3 (2010), 39-63.
2006-2007: Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Award
2005: Associated Medical Services Research Grant
2001: Hannah Millennium History of Medicine Doctoral Dissertation Award. Awarded by the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine for the best dissertation in medical history by a Canadian
2000-2002: SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Grant
Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Africa (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2015).
Maud Graham, A Canadian Girl in South Africa (published 1905), annotated and with an introduction by Michael Dawson, Catherine Gidney, and Susanne M. Klausen (Edmonton: Alberta University Press, 2015).
Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control on South Africa (Houndmills, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).
Susanne Klausen and Julie Parle, “‘Are We Going to Stand By and Let These Children Come Into the World?’: The Impact of the ‘Thalidomide Disaster’ in South Africa, 1960-1977,” Journal of Southern African Studies, 41,4 (2015): 735-752.
“‘The Trial the World is Watching’: The 1972 Prosecution of Derk Crichton and James Watts, Politics of Abortion, and Regulation of the Medical Profession in Apartheid South Africa,” Medical History 58, 2 (April 2014): 210-229.
“‘Reclaiming the White Daughter’s Purity’: Afrikaner Nationalism, Racialized Sexuality and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa,” in special issue on Reproduction, Sex and Power in the Journal of Women’s History, 22, 3 (September 2010), 39-63.
“Women’s Resistance to Eugenic Birth Control in Johannesburg, 1930-39,” in special issue of South African Historical Journal, 50 (May 2004), 152-169.
“‘Poor Whiteism,’ White Maternal Mortality, and the Promotion of ‘Public Health’: The Department of Public Health’s Support for Contraceptive Services in South Africa, 1930-1938,” South African Historical Journal, 45 (November 2001), 53-78.
Chapters in Edited Collections
with Alison Bashford, “Eugenics, Feminism and Fertility Control,” in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, August 2010), 98-115.
“The Imperial Mother of Birth Control: Marie Stopes and the South African Birth-Control Movement, 1930-1950,” in Colonialism and the Modern World, eds. Greg Blue, Martin Bunton and Ralph Crozier (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002), 182-199.
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
“Helen Joseph,” Dictionary of African Biography (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 223-225.
“Abortion: International Politics,” in Encyclopedia of Women in World History, ed. Bonnie Smith (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), volume 1, 15-19.