Nicole Charles

Nicole Charles

Associate Professor
Historical Studies - Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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    3359 Mississauga Road, Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 4th floor
    Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Research Areas:

  • Transnational and women of color feminisms
  • Caribbean feminisms
  • Science and technology studies
  • Black feminist health science studies
  • Biopolitics and care


Dr. Nicole Charles is an Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a graduate appointment in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.

Her scholarship has a strong interdisciplinary approach to questions of care, affect, gendered and racialized risk, technoscience, and coloniality in the Black Atlantic. Her writing can be found in the journals Social Text, Feminist Studies, Feminist Formations, Feminist Media Studies, and Citizenship Studies. Her first book, Suspicion: Vaccines, Hesitancy and the Affective Politics of Protection in Barbados was published by Duke University Press in 2022 and examines the (post)colonial, transnational and affective stakes behind the promotion and refusal of the HPV vaccine in Barbados. Her most recent project, with Dr. Tonya Haynes at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados, is entitled “Diabetes and the Afterlife of Slavery in Barbados: Art, Archive and the Gendered Dimensions of Risk.”


PhD, Women and Gender Studies (University of Toronto)