Tamara Myers

Associate Professor
PhD McGill University


Modern North American Society; History of Youth, Policing, Juvenile Justice, Gender, Girlhood, Activism and Visual Culture

Tamara Myers is an Associate Professor in the History Department, having arrived recently from the University of British Columbia. A specialist in gender, childhood, and juvenile justice, she is the author of Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 and several volumes on women’s history and the history of children and youth. She is currently completing Youth Squad: A History of Policing Children in Mid 20th Century North America. She also works on transnational youth activism and the production of globalmindedness in schools in the 1960s and 70s.

Tamara has been involved in the Lehigh University Community Garden since its inception in 2010. Currently she is head of the SSI Gardens and Urban Agriculture Working Group.