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Faye Fraser

Faye Fraser

Assistant Professor (Limited Term Faculty)
OfficeSHE-618, Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health
Phone416-979-5000 ext.554809
Areas of ExpertiseYouth justice; Sex and empire; International relations and political theory; Decoloniality; Epistemological violence; Research methodologies; Philosophy of law.

Faye M. Fraser is an assistant professor of Child and Youth Care. Her research takes up epistemological questions and the nature of disciplinary knowledge in feminist international relations, critical legal theory and postcolonial thought. Specifically, it examines juridical architectures, sex, imperialism, and their philosophical orientations of social inquiry into power and subjection. From this, she further examines political theory’s relationship to global epistemological structures and racialized-sexed struggles with attention to neoliberal governmentality, neocolonial globalization and legal theories of violence.

Her pedagogical approach is also largely informed by her work as a frontline crisis support worker for incarcerated Indigenous women and girl populations in rural Northern Ontario, Canada. As an advocate for Indigenous incarceration justice, she works directly in prisons and courts as well as rehabilitation and outreach facilities to support incarcerated Indigenous women and girls through their struggles with the courts and in their seeking justice in relation to violations of their human rights. Her service thus advances a social justice approach to gender and politics as it foregrounds the state, law, and empire’s complex relationship to neoliberal coloniality and their ability to govern subjects in imperial world-making practices. 

Teaching responsibilities: 

  • CYC 409: Social Research and Evaluation 
  • CYC 201: Child Abuse and Neglect
  • CYC 900: Diversity Issues for Children and Youth

Teaching interests: 

  • Decolonial feminist ethics
  • Critical pedagogies


  • ‘Sexual Inscriptions of New World Times: Liberal Feminism, Evolutionism, and Sexual Commerce in Canada’ in Time and Temporality and IR of the Anthropocene, Agathangelou & Killian eds. New York: Routledge [2023 Forthcoming]. 

Journal articles:

  • On the Question of Soul Wounding: Secular Debility, Anti-Indigenous Racism & Canada’s Right to Maim,’ Disability Studies Quarterly [2022 Under Peer Review].
  • ‘Queering Sexual Morality: Disenchantment and Sexual Divestment in Empire,’ [Submitted for consideration of publication Women, Work, & Organization Wiley Online, March 2023]