Dr. Katherine Mckenna

Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Office: (Fall) Lawson Hall 1204 and (Winter) Lawson Hall 3246
Office Hours:
(Fall) Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm in LWH 1204; (Winter) Mondays 1:00-2:00pm in LWH 3246 or by appointment
519-661-2111 x 84979

Professor McKenna is a specialist in 18th and early 19th-century history of women and gender in the North Atlantic. She also researches in the area of violence against women and children and is developing new work on East African colonial women's and gender history.

Selected Publications

  • (2009) “The Economic Costs of Violence Against Women” in A Parliamentary Response to Violence Against Women: Conference of Chairpersons and Members of Parliamentary Bodies Dealing with Gender Equality. 2-4 December 2008, Geneva. Geneva: Interparliamentary Union, 2009, 75-8. 
  • (2005) with Tanis Day and Audra Bowlus, (second author) Measuring the Economic Costs of Violence Against Women: An Evaluation of the Literature. Brief prepared for the Division for the Advancement of Women of the United Nations, October 2005. 66 pp.