Frances J. Latchford

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 206A
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20460
Emailflatch@yorku.ca

Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy informed by continental, psychoanalytic, poststructural, (post)colonial, queer and transgender theories of subjectivity, identity, sexuality, sex and gender, race and ability.

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Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy that is informed by continental, psychoanalytic, poststructural, (post)colonial, queer and transgender theories of subjectivity, identity, sexuality, sex and gender, race and ability. Her publications examine queer and transgender subjectivities and identities, sexuality, sex and gender, drag performance, and critical adoption and family studies, as well as questions of ethical knowledge. She is completing a monograph, Steeped In Blood, that examines how "family" experiences are produced and differentiated in the modern Western context. She uses feminist, continental, poststructural, and psychoanalytic theories to examine the social and political devaluation of adoptive family experience in and through intersecting discourses and psychologies that surround the family, adoption, sexuality and incest. She is the contributing Editor of Adoption and Mothering, published by Demeter Press.

Degrees

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

YUFA Equity Officer

Research Interests

Philosophy , Sexuality , Feminist Social and Political Philosophies that encompass Continental, Psychoanalytic, Poststructural, (Post)Colonial, Queer and Transgender theories, Drag Performance, and Critcal Adoption and Family Studies, Subjectivities, Identities, Knowledge Production, Critical Ontologies and Epistemologies

Selected Publications

“Unidentified Remains: The Impolitics of Identity.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, 36:2 (2014): 20-35. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/1817/pdf_4.

Adoption and Mothering, Editor: Frances J. Latchford, Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012

“Introduction.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 1-10. Print.

“Reckless Abandon: The Politics of Agency in Birthmother Narratives.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 73-87. Print.

“Sexed Life is a Cabaret: The Body Politics of Nina Arsenault’s The Silicone Diaries.” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: Body of Work, Body of Art. Ed. Judith Rudakoff. Bristal (UK): Intellect Press, 2012: 67-83. Print.

“Get Your Boy On!: The Politics of Parody and Embodiment in Drag King Performances in Toronto.” Queer Theatre in Canada. Ed. Rosalind Kerr. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007: 171-186. Print.

Current Research Projects

Selected Publications

“Unidentified Remains: The Impolitics of Identity.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, 36:2 (2014): 20-35. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/1817/pdf_4.

Adoption and Mothering, Editor: Frances J. Latchford, Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012

“Introduction.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 1-10. Print.

“Reckless Abandon: The Politics of Agency in Birthmother Narratives.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 73-87. Print.

“Sexed Life is a Cabaret: The Body Politics of Nina Arsenault’s The Silicone Diaries.” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: Body of Work, Body of Art. Ed. Judith Rudakoff. Bristal (UK): Intellect Press, 2012: 67-83. Print.

“Get Your Boy On!: The Politics of Parody and Embodiment in Drag King Performances in Toronto.” Queer Theatre in Canada. Ed. Rosalind Kerr. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007: 171-186. Print.

All Publications

Books

Adoption and Mothering, Editor: Frances J. Latchford, Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012

Book Chapters

“Introduction.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 1-10. Print.

“Reckless Abandon: The Politics of Agency in Birthmother Narratives.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 73-87. Print.

“Sexed Life is a Cabaret: The Body Politics of Nina Arsenault’s The Silicone Diaries.” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: Body of Work, Body of Art. Ed. Judith Rudakoff. Bristal (UK): Intellect Press, 2012: 67-83. Print.

“Get Your Boy On!: The Politics of Parody and Embodiment in Drag King Performances in Toronto.” Queer Theatre in Canada. Ed. Rosalind Kerr. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007: 171-186. Print.

“Under no Un/Certain Terms,” The Problems of Resistance: Studies in Alternate Political Cultures. Eds. Steve Martinot and Joy James. Amherst: Humanity Books, 2001: 174-187. Print.

Journal Articles

“Unidentified Remains: The Impolitics of Identity.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, 36:2 (2014): 20-35. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/1817/pdf_4.

“If the Truth Be Told of Techne: Techne as Ethical Knowledge,” Essays in Philosophy, 6:1 (2005). January 2005.

“Word's Work: Shaping Ontario’s Same-Sex Benefits Debate,” Canadian Woman Studies, 16:2 (1996): 65-69. Print.

Conference Proceedings

“What a Drag: Gender Performances as Pedagogy.” Hawaii International Conference on Education: 2007 Conference Proceedings. Ed. Andrew Burge. January 2007: 3394-3405. May 10 .

Book Reviews

“Sex, Shock and Speed: A Review of Shannon Bell’s Fast Feminism.” Canadian Dimension. 44:6 (2010). Print. And http://canadiandimension.com/articles/3487/.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SXST4600 6.0  Advanced Seminar in Sexuality Studies SEMR  


Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy informed by continental, psychoanalytic, poststructural, (post)colonial, queer and transgender theories of subjectivity, identity, sexuality, sex and gender, race and ability.


Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy that is informed by continental, psychoanalytic, poststructural, (post)colonial, queer and transgender theories of subjectivity, identity, sexuality, sex and gender, race and ability. Her publications examine queer and transgender subjectivities and identities, sexuality, sex and gender, drag performance, and critical adoption and family studies, as well as questions of ethical knowledge. She is completing a monograph, Steeped In Blood, that examines how "family" experiences are produced and differentiated in the modern Western context. She uses feminist, continental, poststructural, and psychoanalytic theories to examine the social and political devaluation of adoptive family experience in and through intersecting discourses and psychologies that surround the family, adoption, sexuality and incest. She is the contributing Editor of Adoption and Mothering, published by Demeter Press.

Degrees

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

YUFA Equity Officer

Research Interests:

Philosophy , Sexuality , Feminist Social and Political Philosophies that encompass Continental, Psychoanalytic, Poststructural, (Post)Colonial, Queer and Transgender theories, Drag Performance, and Critcal Adoption and Family Studies, Subjectivities, Identities, Knowledge Production, Critical Ontologies and Epistemologies

Current Research Projects

All Publications

Books

Adoption and Mothering, Editor: Frances J. Latchford, Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012

Book Chapters

“Introduction.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 1-10. Print.

“Reckless Abandon: The Politics of Agency in Birthmother Narratives.” Adoption and Mothering. Ed. Frances J. Latchford. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2012: 73-87. Print.

“Sexed Life is a Cabaret: The Body Politics of Nina Arsenault’s The Silicone Diaries.” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: Body of Work, Body of Art. Ed. Judith Rudakoff. Bristal (UK): Intellect Press, 2012: 67-83. Print.

“Get Your Boy On!: The Politics of Parody and Embodiment in Drag King Performances in Toronto.” Queer Theatre in Canada. Ed. Rosalind Kerr. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2007: 171-186. Print.

“Under no Un/Certain Terms,” The Problems of Resistance: Studies in Alternate Political Cultures. Eds. Steve Martinot and Joy James. Amherst: Humanity Books, 2001: 174-187. Print.

Journal Articles

“Unidentified Remains: The Impolitics of Identity.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, 36:2 (2014): 20-35. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/1817/pdf_4.

“If the Truth Be Told of Techne: Techne as Ethical Knowledge,” Essays in Philosophy, 6:1 (2005). January 2005.

“Word's Work: Shaping Ontario’s Same-Sex Benefits Debate,” Canadian Woman Studies, 16:2 (1996): 65-69. Print.

Conference Proceedings

“What a Drag: Gender Performances as Pedagogy.” Hawaii International Conference on Education: 2007 Conference Proceedings. Ed. Andrew Burge. January 2007: 3394-3405. May 10 .

Book Reviews

“Sex, Shock and Speed: A Review of Shannon Bell’s Fast Feminism.” Canadian Dimension. 44:6 (2010). Print. And http://canadiandimension.com/articles/3487/.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SXST4600 6.0  Advanced Seminar in Sexuality Studies SEMR