Katie Saulnier graduated from Mount Allison University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and English) focusing on ethics, and from the McGill Faculty of Law in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.). They were called to the Bar of the Law Society of Ontario in June 2016. They are currently pursuing an M.A. in philosophy with a specialization in bioethics from McGill University (2020), focusing on using a disability theory lens to examine the ways in which discourse around epigenetic research is changing conceptions of normative values assigned to bodies.
At the CGP, Katie is currently involved in research into the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding epigenetics and data sharing, as well as research on improving the quality of healthcare communication for intersex Canadians. Their other research interests include the ethical implications of depictions of reproduction and reproductive technologies in speculative fiction, issues with conceptions of autonomy in laws affecting women and Indigenous communities, and gender, neurodiversity and disability theory as they relate to the field of genomics.
Comparative Law, Disability, Epigenetics, Gender, Queer Theory