Matthew Edwards

PhD candidate
Matthew Edwards

Pronouns: He/Him, They/Them

Home University: University of Guelph


Education: BHUMS in Humanities and History, Carleton; MA History, Carleton

Research Fields: Canadian History; Gender, Sexualities and Bodies; Science and Medicine

Supervisor: Tara Abraham

Matthew is a PhD candidate at the University of Guelph. He holds a BHUMS (2019) and MA (2021) in History from Carleton University. Working under Tara Abraham's supervision, Matthew's work focuses on the history of conversion therapy within Canadian medical institutions. By investigating both pedagogy and healthcare, his project seeks to historicize how violent and exclusionary praxes legitimated conversion therapy in professional and public settings during the 20th century.