Emily Wood

PhD candidate
Emily Wood

Home University: University of Waterloo

Email: eawood@uwaterloo.ca

Education: BA History and MA, History, University of New Brunswick

Research Fields: Gender History, History of Bodies, Transnational History

Supervisors: Jane Nicholas and Katherine Bruce-Lockhart

Emily is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. She holds a BA and MA in History from the University of New Brunswick. Her research explores the impact of menstruation on women’s experiences in Second World War camps systems including Nazi concentration camps and Canadian and American Japanese internment camps. Specifically, her work examines the intersections of menstruation and scientific discourse across diverse geopolitical contexts. Using camp medical records, survivors' memoirs, and oral histories, she examines how medical and cultural knowledge of menstruation spread within camp systems.