c/o Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
4th Floor, Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
c.dalrymple.fraser at mail.utoronto.ca
please refer to your syllabus
Email practices: If you are a student, it is helpful if you can include our course code in the subject line of the email (to make sure it is sorted into my priority inboxes) and it is generally helpful to be clear and descriptive in the subject line. During the regular academic terms I try to respond to all emails within two business days of receipt, and usually within one day. I often reply on weekends and holidays but reserve the right to spend them offline (and so should you!).
Alternative means of contact: I know that email will not always be the most appropriate or accessible form of communication in some circumstances or for some conversations. I am happy to arrange alternative means of contact where possible, including but not limited to phone calls, video chats, in-person meetings, group conversations, and other alternatives as our situations and needs dictate.
Forms of address: I am in the process of legally changing my given (first) name. Please try to refer to me just by my first initial “C” both in professional and personal contexts in the interim. People use they/them pronouns to refer to me, and I ask that you also try to use those when referring to or talking about me, whether in professional citation or in casual conversation, and to avoid specifically gendered language. Being attentive to the pronouns of others is important for building more accessible and inclusive spaces and practices.
But, I also acknowledge that it can take time to change our practices around names and pronouns, that mistakes happen, and that practices of addressing people differ across languages and cultures, and that language practices can be particularly insidious and hard to change or unlearn quickly. I still make mistakes with my own friends’ and colleagues’ forms of address. I hope we can feel encouraged to correct ourselves as needed, and reflect on mistakes as opportunities to become more attentive to our learned practices and assumptions, and nonetheless to try.