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Christine Chisholm

Ph.D Student

Degrees:B.A. Hons (St. Francis Xavier); Master of Arts, (Carleton University) 2012 – 2013

Current Program (including year of entry)

Ph.D History, 2014 – present.


Dr. Susanne M. Klausen 

Academic Interests

Women, Gender, Sexuality, Medicine

Select Publications and Current Projects

Life after the Scandal: Canadian Thalidomiders (ongoing PhD research)

Chisholm, Christine. “The Curious Case of Thalidomide and the Absent Eugenic Clause in Canada’s Amended Abortion Law, 1969.” CBMH/BCHM 33, no. 2 (2016): 493–516.

Krause, Christine. State Surveillance – In the National Interest?: How the War Against Communism Transformed into the War on Terror. Berlin: epubli GmbH, 2012.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, 2014 – 2015

Currently leading two tutorials for “World History” (HIST 1707A – Susanne Klausen, Ph.D. and Danielle Kinsey, Ph.D.): facilitating discussion groups, grading written assignments as well as oral participation, providing workshops on writing and plagiarism, and offering one on one support to students.

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, 2012 – 2013

Lead two tutorials for “The Making of Canada” (HIST 1300B – Michel Hogue, Ph.D. and Jill St. Germain, Ph.D.)

Description of Research

Born and raised in Germany, I am currently a third year PhD student in the History Department at Carleton University, Canada, working under the supervision of Dr. Susanne Klausen. My PhD research focuses on the lived experiences of Canadians disabled as a result of the drug thalidomide, with a special focus on reproductive choices and familial environments.