Alana Cattapan is a CIHR postdoctoral fellow at Novel Tech Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and an incoming Assistant Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her doctorate in Political Science from York University, focusing on Canadian politics, gender, reproductive health, and public policy. A longtime feminist researcher and activist, she studies women’s participation in policy making, identifying links between the state, the commercialization of the body, biotechnologies, and reproductive labour.
She is also collaborating on research initiatives related to gender, law, and public policy including projects on gender and public engagement in Canada, altruism in clinical trial participation, and feminist approaches to the digital humanities.
As an educator, she is committed to critical pedagogy and the recognition of diverse learning styles. Her work on Wikipedia as a site of feminist pedagogy is the subject of articles in Feminist Teacher and York University’s Alumni magazine.