Professor Franca Iacovetta joined the History program in the Division of Humanities at UTSC in 1990, the first hire in 13 years and the second woman in the program. Franca is now a retired preeminent scholar of immigration/ women’s history. She shares a bit of her earlier life history and her “calling” as a feminist historian. Franca talks about the early challenges of her dual appointment to Scarborough and the graduate History Department downtown. Her career spans the significant expansion of the Scarborough campus both in terms of infrastructure and the diverse student body.

Researcher: Christine Berkowitz
Date: August 27, 2020