Nicole Charles

Assistant Professor

Cross Appointments: Women and Gender Studies Program, Department of Historical Studies @ UTM


Phone: 416-946-0292

Areas of Interest

  • Transnational feminism
  • Caribbean feminisms
  • Science and technology studies
  • Black feminist health science studies
  • Postcolonial biopolitics
  • Politics of risk and care


Nicole Charles is an Assistant 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 & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Her scholarship has a strong interdisciplinary approach to questions and issues of care, affect, healing, gendered and racialized risk, technoscience and coloniality in the Black Atlantic. Dr. Charles’s work traverses the fields of Black and Transnational Feminisms, Women of Colour Feminisms, Caribbean Studies and Science and Technology Studies. She is the author of SuspicionVaccines, Hesitancy, and the Affective Politics of Protection (Duke University Press, 2022).


PhD, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto 


Honours and Awards


Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award 2022


New Frontiers in Research Fund Award 2021-2024


Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award 2021


Connaught New Researcher Award 2020