Katherine Arnup

Katherine Arnup is an historian and Associate Professor of Canadian Studies, as well as Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Arnup, Katherine. “Mothers of the race,” p.415-416 and “Vaccination,” p.640. In The Oxford Companion to Canadian history. Edited by Gerald Hallowell. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2004. FC23 .O94 2004

Arnup, Katherine. “Lesbian and gay parents.” p.176-209. In Canadian Families: Diversity, Conflict and Change. [Edited by] Nancy Mandell, Ann Duffy. Toronto: Nelson, 2004. 3rd ed. HQ560 .C35 2004

Arnup, Katherine. Close Personal Relationships between Adults: 100 years of Marriage in Canada. March 21, 2001. Paper prepared for the Law Commission of Canada. [Viewed May 2004]


Arnup, Katherine. “Out in this world: the social and legal context of gay and lesbian families.” p.1-26.

In Queer Families, Common Agendas: Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values. Edited by T. Richard Sullivan. New York : Harrington Park Press, c1999.

(Also published in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.10(1) (1999): 1-25. HV1449 .A1J68)



Arnup, Katherine.”In the family way: lesbian mothers in Canada.” p.80-97.

In Feminism and Families: Critical Policies and Changing Practices. Edited by Meg Luxton. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 1997. HQ1236 .F45 1997


Arnup, Katherine. “Familial disputes? Sperm donors, lesbian mothers, and legal personhood.”

In Legal Inversions: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of the Law. Edited by Didi Herman and Carl Stychin. Philadelphia: Temple University
Press, 1995.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Arnup, Katherine. “Des mères tout comme les autres”: les lesbiennes, le divorce et la garde d’enfants au Canada. [“Mothers like all the others”: lesbians, divorce and child custody in Canada.] Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 8(1) (1995): 223-240. KE4399 .A13C36


Arnup, Katherine. “Living in the margins: lesbian families and the law.” p.378-398.

In Lesbian Parenting: Living with Pride and Prejudice. Edited by Katherine Arnup. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy Books, 1995. HQ75.53 .L46 1995

See review by Lisa Freedman in Canadian Woman Studies. 16(2) (Spring 1996): 127

Arnup, Katherine. “‘We are family’: lesbian mothers in Canada.” p.318-333. Social Problems in Canada Reader. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1995. HN103.5.S63 1995

Arnup, Katherine. Education for Motherhood: Advice for Mothers in Twentieth-Century Canada. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1994. HQ755.7 .A75 1994
See review by Linda M. Ambrose in Canadian Historical Review. 78(2) (June 1997): 278-279. FC1 .C355

See review by Cecilia Reynolds in Historical Studies in Education. 7(2) (Fall 1995): 261-262.
See review by Cathly L. James in Women’s History Review. 5(2) (1996): 298-300.

Arnup, Katherine. “Finding fathers: artificial insemination, lesbians, and the law.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 7(1) (1994): 97-115. KE4399.A13 C36

Arnup, Katherine. “‘We are family’: lesbian mothers in Canada.” Resources for Feminist Research. 20(3/4) (Fall/Winter 1991): 101-107. HQ1101.Z9 R47

Arnup, Katherine. “‘Mothers just like others’: lesbians, divorce and child custody in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 3(1) (1989): 18-32. KE4399.A13 C36

Arnup, Katherine. “Lesbian mothers and child custody.” p.245-256. In Gender and Society: Creating a Canadian Women’s Sociology. Edited by Arlene Tigar McLaren. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1988. HQ1075.5.C2 G46 1988


Katherine Arnup’s listing on the Carleton University, School of Canadian Studies homepage