Dax D'Orazio

Dax D'Orazio

Postdoctoral Fellow

Political Studies

Queen's University

Dax D'Orazio is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University, a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Constitutional Studies, and a freelance investigative journalist. His academic research is primarily focused on the law, philosophy, politics, and policy of free expression. His doctoral dissertation was an analysis of the alleged 'crisis' of free expression on Canadian university campuses and his current research examines the law and politics of extending constitutional protections for expression to campuses. He is also completing a book project for the University of Toronto Press that offers an in-depth analysis of the politics of free expression in Canadian higher education and is a member of the Centre for Free Expression's Working Group on Academic Freedom. His non-academic writing and research is focused on issues of public accountability, transparency, and the right to know.

Current Projects

Book ProjectFree Expression on Campus: The Alleged Crisis and the Conceptual Elasticity of Harm [Under Contract with University of Toronto Press].

Journal Article: "What's Public About Publicly-Funded Universities?: The Law and Politics of Extending Charter Protections to Expression on Campus" [Under Revision].

Blog Series: "Mike Ward, Free Expression, and the Future of Canadian Comedy" [Forthcoming from the Centre for Free Expression].

Podcast Series: "Free Expression: The Future of a Fundamental Freedom" [Forthcoming from the Centre for Constitutional Studies]