Frances 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. Her interests are interdisciplinary and encompass a strong knowledge of continental, post-structuralist, post-colonial, psychoanalytic, and queer theories of subjectivity, sexuality, race, and gender.

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Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy. Her interests are interdisciplinary and encompass a strong knowledge of continental, post-structuralist, post-colonial, psychoanalytic, and queer theories of subjectivity, sexuality, race, and gender. Her publications focus on questions of queer identity, subjectivity, and rights, as well as questions concerning ethical knowledge. She is currently completing a book, Steeped In Blood, that examines how ‘family’ experiences are produced in the modern Western context. She uses feminist, continental, post-structural, and psychoanalytic theories to examine the social and political devaluation of adoptive ‘family’ experience through discourses and psychologies surrounding the family, adoption, sexuality and incest, all of which intersect. She is also working on a new anthology entitled, Adoption and Mothering, which will be published by Demeter Press.

Research Interests

Philosophy , Gender Issues , Feminist social and political philosophy, Queer theories, Queer identity

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund (York University)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Minor Research Grant (York University)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund (York University)

All Publications

Forthcoming

Adoption and Mothering, Publication Date: Spring 2009, Editor: Frances Latchford, Demeter Press

Upcoming 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. Her interests are interdisciplinary and encompass a strong knowledge of continental, post-structuralist, post-colonial, psychoanalytic, and queer theories of subjectivity, sexuality, race, and gender.


Dr. Latchford’s area of specialization is feminist social and political philosophy. Her interests are interdisciplinary and encompass a strong knowledge of continental, post-structuralist, post-colonial, psychoanalytic, and queer theories of subjectivity, sexuality, race, and gender. Her publications focus on questions of queer identity, subjectivity, and rights, as well as questions concerning ethical knowledge. She is currently completing a book, Steeped In Blood, that examines how ‘family’ experiences are produced in the modern Western context. She uses feminist, continental, post-structural, and psychoanalytic theories to examine the social and political devaluation of adoptive ‘family’ experience through discourses and psychologies surrounding the family, adoption, sexuality and incest, all of which intersect. She is also working on a new anthology entitled, Adoption and Mothering, which will be published by Demeter Press.

Research Interests:

Philosophy , Gender Issues , Feminist social and political philosophy, Queer theories, Queer identity

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund (York University)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Minor Research Grant (York University)


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund (York University)

All Publications

Forthcoming

Adoption and Mothering, Publication Date: Spring 2009, Editor: Frances Latchford, Demeter Press


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

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