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Jordan Fairbairn

Associate Professor, Sociology, King's University College, Western University

Jordan Fairbairn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at King’s University College at Western University in London, Ontario. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western University. Jordan’s research focuses broadly on gender, violence, and media, with a focus on social responses to violence against women and the role of social media and digital technology in violence and violence prevention. Jordan completed her PhD in Sociology at Carleton University, where her doctoral research explored how stakeholders involved in violence against women prevention use and experience social media. Jordan has previously collaborated with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) as Chair of the Media Hub Advisory Committee to create resources with and for journalists reporting on violence against women, and as lead investigator on Crime Prevention Ottawa funded research on sexual violence, social media, and youth. Jordan received her MA from the University of Guelph and this research, published in Feminist Criminology, explored Canadian news portrayals of domestic homicide and how this coverage has changed over time. In her current work on domestic homicide prevention, Jordan is a collaborator with the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Sociology, Western University