Fran Klodawsky

Professor Emerita, Carleton University

Dr. Klodawsky is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University. Her areas of expertise include: public policy and social inclusion/exclusion in cities, especially in relation to housing, and feminist perspectives on cities, on community organizing, on housing and on homelessness. Her work utilizes both quantitative and qualitative methods within a collaborative, community-based framework. From June 2012-16, she was the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC funded project titled “Intersectionality in Practice: Feminist Theory and Urban Governance”, and she also led a previous SSHRC funded study (May 2008-12), titled “Learning Through Difference”. She was a founding member of and Academic Advisor to City for All Women Initiative until 2017 and was Secretary of the Board of Women and Cities International between 2006 and 2017. In the past, she also served as Chair of the Research and Evaluation Committee of the Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa and as President and Vice-President of Multifaith Housing Initiative (between 2003 and 2014).