Catherine Carstairs studies the history of gender and the history of health and medicine in Canada and the US. She is the Vice-President of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and a former Chair of the Canadian Committee on Women's History. She is the author/editor of three books: Jailed for Possession: Illegal Drug Use, Regulation and Resistance in Canada: (with Nancy Janovicek) Writing Feminist History: New Essays on Women, Gender, Work and Nation, and (with Bethany Philpott and Sara Wilmshurst) Be Wise! Be Healthy!: Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health.