Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

(on sabbatical)

Dr. Jordan Fairbairn

Program Coordinator/Associate Professor

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. (2020). Before# MeToo: Violence against Women Social Media Work, Bystander Intervention, and Social Change. Societies, 10(3), 51.

Fairbairn, J., Jaffe, P, & C. Queshi. (2020). “Domestic homicides in teens and young adult dating relationships: Ignoring the dangers of dangerous relationships.” In P. Jaffe, A. Straatman, and K. Scott (Eds.) Pp. 87-109 in Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies. Elsevier Academic Press.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819463-8.00005-8

Fairbairn, J., Sutton, D., Dawson, M., & P. Jaffe. (2019). “Putting definitions to work: Reflections from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations.” In L. Alberth and D. Bühler-Niederberger (Eds.) “Victim, Perpetrator, or What Else? Generational and Gender Perspectives on Children, Youth, and Violence”. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. Volume 27, 67-82. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/S1537-46612019000002500

Jaffe, P., Fairbairn, J., & K Sapardanis. (2018). “Youth dating violence and homicide.” In D.A. Wolfe and J.R. Temple (Eds.) Pp. 191-213 in Adolescent Dating Violence: Theory, Research, and Prevention. Elsevier Academic Press.

Fairbairn, J. (2019). The public sociologist as a university-community hybrid: Lessons from feminism. Critical Sociology, 45(2), pp. 285–304. (First Published November 10, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920517737142)

Fairbairn, J. and D. Spencer. (2018). Virtualized violence and anonymous juries: Unpacking Steubenville’s ‘Big Red’ sexual assault case and the role of social media. Feminist Criminology, 13(5), pp. 477–497 (First Published January 20, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085116687032)

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.

 Jaffe, P., Fairbairn, J., & K Reif. (2017). “Children at risk of homicide in the context of intimate partner violence.” In J. Campbell and J. Messing (Eds.) Assessing Dangerousness: Violence by Batterers and Child Abusers (3rd Edition). Springer Publishing.

Jaffe, P., Campbell, M., Reif, K., Fairbairn, J., & R. David. (2017). “Children, domestic homicide and death reviews.” In M. Dawson (Ed.) Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews: An International Perspective. Palgrave McMillan.

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

Bivens, R., and J. Fairbairn. (2015). “Social media and sexual safety: Quit Facebook, don’t sext and other futile attempts to protect youth.” Pp. 185-198 in S. Tarrant (Ed.) Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century. New York: Routledge.

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