Sylvie Murray
Email: sylvie.murray[at]

Office: D3098 ( Abbotsford Campus)

Ph: 604-557-4042 or ext: 4042

Education: B.A., University of Quebec - Montreal; M.A., University of Quebec - Montreal; Ph.D., Yale University
Specialty: U.S. history, 20th century social/political, race, women's and gender
 (with a commentary by Robert D. Johnston). Writing World War 11: A Student's Guide (New York: Hill & Wang, 2011). 188 pages.
Guest editor (with Scott Fast) of "Ethical Citizenship and Post-Secondary Education," UFV Research Review, Volume 2, Issue 1 (June 2008).  Online journal available at

"How Did Suburban Development and Domesticity Shape Women’s Activism in Queens, New York, 1945-1968."Women and Social Movements in the United States" (online journal) Issue 10:1 (2006).

The Progressive Housewife: Community Activism in Suburban Queens, 1945-1965. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003, 264 pages.
Rethinking Middle-Class Populism in the Postwar Era: Community Activism in Queens."In Burton J. Bledstein and Rober D. Johnston, eds., Middling Sorts: Explorations in the History of the Middle Class (Routledge, 2001): 267-279.


Current Projects:

Women, Amateurs, and Politicians: the Volunteers for Stevenson, the Citizens for Eisenhower, and Grassroots Participation in the American Presidential Campaigns of 1952 and 1956 (Research Project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Standard Research Grants Program, 2005-2008)

Book Reviews:
 Building a Housewife's Paradise (Tracey Deutsch, University of North Carolina Press, 2010), Women and Social Movements in the United States 15, 1 (March 2011) Online journal: V15N1.htm
 "Writing Home: Intimate Conversations about War" (review essay), Journal of Historical Biography, 6 (Autumn 2009)

Phillis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism (Donald T. Critchlow, Princeton University Press, 2005), American Historical Review (October 2007).


Citizen, Mother, Worker: Debating Public Responsibility for Child Care after the Second World War (Emilie Stoltzfus, University of North Carolina Press, 2003), American Historical Review (April 2005).


My Blue Heaven (Betty Nicolaides, University of Chicago, 2002), Left History, 9, 1 (Fall/Winter 2004).


Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened (Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen, Basic Books, 2000), Journal of American History, 87, 4 (March 2001): 1577.









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