Dr. Christopher J. Greig

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Chris Greig

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

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Associate Professor of Education

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A historian, Christopher J. Greig's 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. He is the author of various books including Ontario Boys: Masculinity and the Idea of Boyhood in Postwar Ontario, 1945 to 1960 (2014). His co-edited book Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical Contemporary Perspectives appeared in 2012. His co-authored book Next to the Ice:  Exploring the Culture and Community of Hockey in Canada was published in 2016. 

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Cobb, C., Greig, C. J., & Smith, K. (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.


Greig, C. J. (2018). “Boys and Boyhood:  Exploring the Lives of Boys in Windsor, Ontario during the Postwar Era, 1945-1965.” In P. Gossage & R. Rutherdale (Eds.,), Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place. Vancouver: UBCPress.

Greig, C. J., & Pollard, B. A. (2016). “Men and Masculinities.”  In N. Mandel & J. 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. J. Greig & W. Martino (Eds.), Canadian Men and Masculinities: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Canadian Scholars’ Press.


Greig, C.J. & Hillier K.M. (2021). Men, masculinities, and a global pandemic: Exploring the politics of masculinities and interlocking relations of power during the initial stage of COVID-19. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work, Analysis, Research, Polity, and Practice, 9(1), 75-97. 

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.


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