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Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydney, Australia, and came to Canada in 1966. She received a BA (Sociology) in 1977, a MA (Education) in 1980, and earned her PhD in Education in 1983. From 1986 to 2007, Lenskyj was a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), at the University of Toronto. She has been a teacher, an early childhood educator, and a community activist. Her research focuses on gender, sport and sexualities.