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Geneviève Rail, received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was supervised by Cultural Studies specialist Norman Denzin. In the last 30 years, she has taught courses related to women’s bodies, physical activity and health at Laurentian University, the University of Ottawa and Concordia University. A full professor now, she is Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University. She is well known as a feminist critic of body-related institutions (e.g., health industries and systems, big pharma, media) and favors feminist poststructuralist, postcolonial and queer approaches. Author of over 100 articles or book chapters, she has been a keynote speaker in over 50 national or international conferences. Over the years,




she has received funding from CIHR and SSHRC for research involving women from varying sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic milieus. Geneviève is particularly interested in the articulation of these women’s identifications with the discursive constructions and embodied experiences of the body and health. Her current CIHR-funded projects are critical investigations focusing on fatness, on HPV vaccination, and on breast and gynaecological cancer care for LBQ women and trans persons.

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