Nathan Thompson

Part-time Instructor

Renaissance College

Maggie Jean Chestnut 208

1 506 447 3092


  • Bachelor of Science, University of New Brunswick, 2004
  • Bachelor of Education, University of New Brunswick, 2007
  • Master’s in Sociology and Equity Studies Collaboratively with Mark S. Bonham Sexual Diversity Studies Centre, University of Toronto, 2010
  • Master’s in Counselling Psychology, University of New Brunswick, 2019

I also completed all course work and comprehensive exams toward a PhD at the University of Toronto (Sociology and Equity Studies/Sexual Diversity Studies).

Research interests

I am no longer working as a researcher at the University but am now operating a psychotherapy private practice in downtown Fredericton. I still continue to write and do personal research in areas broadly related to: psychotherapy, inequality, marginalization, mental health, sexuality, and gender.

In the past, I have published and researched in the following areas:

  • Gender and sexuality within online/electronic spaces
  • Participatory engagement in marginalized communities
  • Social media and geo-location dating apps
  • Educating for anti-oppression and social change


Thompson, N. (2018). ‘Sexified’ male characters: Video game erotic modding for pleasure and power. In T. Harper, M. Adams, & N. Taylor (Eds.), Queerness in Play (pp. 185-201). New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillian.

King, S. & Thompson, N. (Eds.). (2017). The mirror of Erised: seeing a better world through Harry Potter and critical theory. Self-published student work. University of New Brunswick Libraries.

Thompson, N. (2015). Turbulent waters ahead: On the importance of making your students uncomfortable. Focus: University Teaching & Learning, 23(2), 4-6.

Thompson, N. (2014). Queer/ing game space: Sexual play in the World of Warcraft. Media Fields Journal: Critical Explorations in Media and Space, 8.

Thompson, N. & Huynh, K. (2013). Lieutenant Sulu’s Facebook: ‘Professor’ Takei and the social networking classroom. In, Star Trek Fan Culture (pp. 82-91). UK: Intellect Books.

Thompson, N. (2012). Queer, Christian, and no place to go: The limitations of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Antistasis, 2(1), 49-51.

Professional licensing and certification

  • Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidate (LCT-C) with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Teacher certification in the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia