Joanna Dermenjian holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University (2021) and a BA from Western (1988). As a Research Fellow at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Joanna is working with Irene Gammel on Canadian women’s cultural legacy focussing on the intersection of world wars and women’s volunteer labour. Joanna’s research focus is on the repatriation of war quilts from overseas, exploring Canadian women’s home front production of hundreds of thousands of quilts for British civilians and European refugees during the Second World War. Joanna can be reached via the MLC Research Centre at 415 Yonge, Suite 1802.
Zoe Griffith joins MLC
As a graduate assistant at the MLC Research Centre, Zoe provides support for Dr. Gammel’s experiential teaching.
Taylor Ussher joins MLC
With Dr. Gammel as her supervisor, Taylor explores the impact of the pandemic in fashion.
Joanna Dermenjian joins MLC
Joanna is working on Canadian women’s cultural legacy focussing on the intersection of world wars and women’s volunteer labour.
Quilts from the Second World War tell the stories of ...
Canadian women made an estimated 400,000 quilts during WW2. They represent the forgotten story of Canadian women’s efforts during the war.