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Dr. Christopher Greig

Dr. Christopher Greig

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Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext 3819
Office: Room 3325, Leonard & Dorothy Neal Education Building

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Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario

Christopher J. Greig is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada in the Faculty of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies. A historian of gender, his program of research is primarily focused on historical perspectives on Canadian men, boys, and masculinities. His work has looked at the production of ‘idealized of boyhood’ in postwar Ontario, 1945-1960, and has also considered topics such as the call for more male teachers as method to increase boys’ academic achievement in particular in literacy; the establishment of single sex-settings for males, and gender-based pedagogy. He has shown how these forms of gender-based reforms often emerge over time during moments of ‘gender trouble’.

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Cobb, Cam, Greig, Christopher J., & Kara Smith. (2016). Next to The Ice: Exploring the Culture and Communities of Canadian Hockey. Toronto: Mosaic Press.

Greig, Christopher. J. (2014). Ontario Boys: Masculinity and the Idea of Boyhood in Postwar Ontario,1945-1960.  Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Greig, Christopher. J., & Martino, Wayne. J. (Eds.). (2012) Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Book Chapters (Selected)

Greig, C. J. (2018). “Boys and Boyhood:  Exploring the Lives of Boys in Windsor, Ontario during the Postwar Era, 1945 to 1965.” In R. Rutherdale & Peter Gossage (Eds.,), Anthology on Masculinities in Canada. Vancouver: UBCPress.

Greig, C. J., & Pollard, B. A. (2016). “Men and Masculinities.” In Nancy Mandel and Jennifer Johnson (Eds.,), Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality [6th edition]. Toronto: Pearson.

Greig, C. J., & Martino, W. (2012). “Introduction.” In C. J. Greig & W. Martino (Eds.), Canadian Men and Masculinities: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Greig, C. J. (2012). “Boys’ Underachievement in School in Historical Perspective: Exploring Masculinity and Schooling in the Postwar Era, 1945-1960.”  In C C. J. Greig & W. Martino (Eds.), Canadian Men and Masculinities: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals (Selected)

Hillier, K., & Greig, C. J. (2020). Motherhood and Mothering during COVID-19: Gendered Intersectional Analysis of Caregiving During the Global Pandemic within a Canadian Context. Journal of Mother Studies.

Cobb, C., & Greig, C. J. (2017). From Barton Fink to Hail, Caesar!: Hollywood’s Ghosts of Marxist Past. Cinema 8!, Marxist Philosophy, 53-68.

Greig, C.J., & Holloway, S. M. (2016). A Foucauldian Analysis of Literary Text Selection Practices and Educational Policies in Ontario, Canada. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 37(3), 397-410.

Greig, C. J. (2013). Book Review of Gender, Masculinities and Lifelong Learning. New York and London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis. The International Journal of Lifelong Learning, 32(2), 273-275.

Greig, C. J. (2012). Gender Justice and the Politics of Manhood: Exploring the Rise of the 'Menaissance'. Humanities & Social Sciences Review.

Holloway, S. M., & Greig, C. J. (spring 2011). “Literature selections in secondary school classrooms: Exploring the self-regulation practices of English teachers.” Brock Journal of Education, 20(2), 25-42.

Greig, C. J. (2011). “Boy-Only Classrooms: Gender Reform in Windsor, Ontario 1966 - 1972.” Educational Review, 63(2),127-141.

Greig, C. & Hughes, J. (2009, March). “A Boy Who Would Rather Write Poetry than Masculinity, and Baiting Boys.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 30(1), 91-105.

Coulter, R, P., & Greig, C. J. (winter 2008). “The Man Question in Teaching: An Historical Overview.” Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 54(4), 420-431.  

Greig. Christopher. (2003). “Masculinities, Reading and the 'Boy problem’: A Critique of Ontario Policies.” Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 17(1), 33-56.

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PhD., The University of Western Ontario
M.Ed., The University of Western Ontario
Graduate Diploma in Education, Australian Catholic University, 1994
B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University

 Awards Icon Awards

2019 University of Windsor, Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching.