Lecturer in Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies, Macquarie University

Joanne Faulkner is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of NSW, Australia. She is the author of The Importance of Being Innocent: Why We Worry About Children (Cambridge, 2011) and Dead Letters to Nietzsche (Ohio University Press, 2010), among other titles. Her current research investigates the political ontology of childhood, and its significance particularly in settler colonial societies such as Australia.


  • 2008–present
    Research Fellow, University of NSW
  • 2007–2008
    Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Alberta, Canada


  • 2006 
    La Trobe University, Ph.D, Philosophy


  • 2011
    The Importance of Being Innocent: Why We Worry About Children, Cambridge University Press
  • 2010
    Dead Letters to Nietzsche: Or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy, Ohio University Press
  • 2008
    (With Matthew Sharpe) Understanding Psychoanalysis, Acumen

Research Areas

  • Philosophy (2203)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)