Alana Cattapan is the Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Reproduction and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. She studies gendered inclusion in policy making, identifying links between the state, the commercialization of the body, and reproductive labour. She is also a Board member and the Research and Action Chair of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and part of the organizing group of Rise Up! A Digital Archive of Feminist Activism.
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.