Profile: Patrizia Gentile

Profile: Patrizia Gentile

Patrizia Gentile 2015

Patrizia Gentile - Associate Professor

Research Interests: Cultural/gender history; history of sexuality; history and theory of the body; beauty contests; national security; October Crisis and immigrant communities; queer theory

Cross-appointments: Department of History (0-100); Department of Sociology (0-100); School of Canadian Studies (0-100)


Books authored:

Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile. The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010).

Books edited:

Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas, eds. Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)

Referred Chapters:

Patrizia Gentile and Gary Kinsman, “National Security, Homonationalism, and the

Making of the Neo-Liberal Queer,” in Queer Kaleidoscopes: Disturbing Canadian

Homonationalisms, eds. OmiSoore H. Dryden & Suzanne Lenon, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015)

Patrizia Gentile, “‘À Bas la répression contre les homosexuels!’ Résistance et surveillance des gais à Montréal, 1971-1976,” in Histoires de la sexualité au Québec, edited by Jean-Philippe Warren (VLB éditeur, 2013).

Jane Nicholas and Patrizia Gentile, “Introduction: Contesting Bodies, Nation, and Canadian History,” in Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History, edited by Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)

Patrizia Gentile, “Capital Queer: Social Memory and Queer Place(s) in Cold War Ottawa,” in Placing Memory, edited by James Opp and John Walsh (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

Patrizia Gentile, “‘Government Girls,’ ‘Ottawa Men’: Cold War Management of Gender Relations in the Civil Service”, in Dieter Buse, Gary Kinsman, and Mercedes Steedman (eds), Whose National Security? Canadian State Surveillance and The Creation of Enemies, eds. (Toronto: Between the Lines: 2000): 131-141.

Papers in refereed Journals:

Patrizia Gentile, “Gli Italiani non hanno paura”: Italian-language Newspapers and the 1970 October Crisis,” Quebec Studies 55 (Summer 2013): 135-150.

Patrizia Gentile, “Restricted Access? National Security, Access to Information, and Queer (ing) Archives,” Archivaria 68 (December 2009): 137-158.

Patrizia Gentile and Gary Kinsman, ”Sûreté, risque et résistance: Le Programme canadien de surveillance des homosexuels durant la Guerre froide,” Bulletin d’histoire politique 16, no. 3 (2008): 43-58.

Related Activities

Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality- Co-ordinator (with Steven Maynard)