Jordan Fairbairn

Dr. Jordan Fairbairn is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in the Faculty of Education, Western University. Her research focuses broadly on gender, violence, and media, with a particular interest in the role of social media and digital technology in violence and violence prevention. Jordan completed her PhD in Sociology at Carleton University in 2015, where her doctoral research explored feminist public sociology and how people doing violence against women prevention use and experience social media. In 2013 Jordan was the lead investigator on Crime Prevention Ottawa funded research on sexual violence, social media, and youth, a project conducted in partnership with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW). Jordan received her MA from the University of Guelph in 2008. This research, published in Feminist Criminology, explored Canadian news portrayals of domestic homicide and how this coverage has changed over time. Jordan has previously worked as a policy analyst with Justice Canada and as a Research Assistant with the Canadian Observatory on the Justice System’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence.