Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

Assistant Professor

Office: W257
Phone: 4376
Email: jfairba4@uwo.ca


  • Ph.D. in Sociology – Carleton University 
  • M.A. in Sociology – University of Guelph 
  • B.A. with Honours in Criminology – Carleton University 


Sociology 2266 – Introduction to Criminology 
Sociology 3358 – Women in Crime 
Sociology 3359 – Gender, Violence, and Digital Media 
Sociology 4439 – Domestic Violence 


Feminist criminology, gender, violence, domestic homicide, media

Selected Publications

Fairbairn, J., Jaffe, P., & M. Dawson. (2017). “Challenges in defining domestic homicide: Considerations for research & practice.” In M. Dawson (Ed.) Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews: An International Perspective. Palgrave McMillan. 

Fairbairn, J. (2017). The public sociologist as a university-community hybrid: Lessons from feminism. Critical Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920517737142 

Fairbairn, J. and D. Spencer. (2017). Virtualized violence and anonymous juries: Unpacking Steubenville’s ‘Big Red’ sexual assault case and the role of social media. Feminist Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085116687032 

Fairbairn, J. (2015). “Rape threats and revenge porn: Defining sexual violence in the digital age.” Pp. 229-251 in J. Bailey & V. Steeves (Eds.) E-Girls, E-Citizens: Putting Technology Theory, Policy, & Education into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices. Ottawa: uOttawa Press. Available at: http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/32376 

Fairbairn, J. and M. Dawson. (2013). Canadian news coverage of intimate partner homicide: Analyzing changes over time. Feminist Criminology, 8(3): 147-176.