Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Elise Chenier

Elise Chenier is an Associate Professor in the department of history at Simon Fraser University where she teaches courses in the history of sexuality, oral history, and Canadian social history. Her 2008 book Strangers In Our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario explores the conflation of homosexuality and pedophilia, as well as the origins of sexual deviation treatment in law and medicine. She is currently writing a book on same-sex marriage in the United States in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. She is also the founder and director of the Archives of Lesbian Oral History (A LOT), an online archive of digital oral history.