Atlantic Node Members

Sina Adl, PhD

Associate Professor (Department of Biology), Associate Dean (Faculty of Science), Dalhousie University

PhD: 1998, University of British Columbia.

Postdoctoral research: 1998-99, Universite Paris-XI (Orsay); 1999-2001, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia (Athens, GA).

Research topics: soil ecology, biology of decomposition, sustainable agriculture, soil nutrients. I have used soil microcosms, green-house experiments, field experiments, commercial agriculture fields to study the effect of field management and experimental treatments on community structure and soil food webs. We have used isotopic tracers to follow nutrient transfers. We have also studied 100 MYA micro-fossils in amber from an ancient forest. Habitats have included, arctic, sub-arctic,  temperate forests and grasslands, deserts, sub-tropical and tropical forests.

Sharon Batt

PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Program, Dalhousie University

Sharon Battis a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program at Dalhousie University, working with Dr. Janice Graham. Her dissertation research uses theories and methods from anthropology and science and technology studies (STS) to examine practices and ethical debates within Canada's breast cancer movement about funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Particular areas of interest within STS are patient groups and health movements, lay knowledges and public participation in science, feminist STS, and pharmaceuticals as sites of political struggle. Prior to returning to university she had appointments to the Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University and the Elizabeth May Chair in Women's Health and the Environment at Dalhousie. She is the author of Patient No More: the Politics of Breast Cancer. Her research on Canada's policies to address the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment won a 2005 Canadian Environmental Award.

Françoise Baylis, PhD, FRS(C), FCAHS

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Françoise Baylis is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Professor Baylis’s current research interests are in novel technologies, assisted human reproduction, research involving women, stem cell research, women's health, public health, and feminist ethics. In addition to her academic research, Professor Baylis contributes to national policy-making via government research contracts, national committee work, and public education. This work focuses largely on issues of justice and community.

Joseph P. Bielawski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Dalhousie University

Joseph P. Bielawski joined the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University in 2003. He is jointly appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Biology and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.  Dr. Bielawski completed an MA in Biology (1994) at Hofstra University, and a PhD in Genetics (2000) at Texas A&M University.  In 1999, Dr. Bielawski moved to the UK and joined the Department of Biology at University College London, where he worked as a Research Fellow until 2003.  His research program is organized around two related themes: (1) microbial genomics and eco-genomics, and (2) statistical modeling of molecular evolution. The themes are tightly connected by his interest in reconciling functional divergence at the gene level with the evolution of complex microbial phenotypes. Dr. Bielawski won the 2009 Killam Prize for exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge.   

Key words: Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, Adaptation, Trans-species gene pools



Kirstin Borgerson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Dalhousie University

Kirsten Borgerson is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Dalhousie University. She completed her PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto in 2008, her MA at University of Toronto in 2001, and her BA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. Kirstin researches and teaches in medical epistemology and medical ethics and is particularly intrigued by questions raised at the intersection of epistemology and ethics.  She has guest edited two issues of the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and has published articles in a variety of bioethics journals.

Keywords: philosophy of medicine, bioethics, social epistemology, feminist philosophy

Sylvia Burrow, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cape Breton University

Dr. Sylvia Burrow (PhD Western, MA Alberta, BA Dalhousie) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dr. Burrow's research connects emotions and attitudes (particularly self-trust and self-confidence) to the moral concept of autonomy. Her recent research argues that pressures to use technological interventions during labour and childbirth compromise women's autonomy through undermining self-trust and self-confidence. Recent publications include: "Bodily Limits to Autonomy: Emotion, Attitude, and Self-Defence." In Embodiment and Agency (Letitia Meynell, Susan Campbell, and Susan Sherwin, eds. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009) and "The Political Interpretation of Emotion: From Dismissal to Dialogue" (Hypatia no. 4, v.20, Fall 2005: 27-43).

Ted Cavanagh, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University

Ted entered teaching from his own award-winning architectural practice twenty-five years ago and continues to focus on architectural design. He completed his doctorate in the history of technology at mid-career, looking at everyday wood-frame construction. This long-lasting technical innovation was created and refined by many builders in the nineteenth century in a unique social and cultural milieu. Today is a massive system having wide technological, social and cultural consequences. Currently he and his students build innovative structures for Nova Scotia communities such as the twenty-meter long, six-meter diameter lamella vault for Ross Creek Arts Centre, the brick shell camera obscura overlooking a tidal salt marsh in Cheverie, and treehouse accommodations for the National Parks System. Supported by over one million dollars worth of grants, his research aims to contribute to rural development by introducing new ways of building into the local economy.

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 Ford Doolittle, PhD, FRS(C)

Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University

Dr. Ford Doolittle is an Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie. His laboratory research has been in microbial molecular genetics, phylogenetics and metagenomics, and areas of theoretical interest include the Gaia hypothesis, “selfish DNA”, the origins of genomic complexity, lateral gene transfer and the “Tree of Life”. He was a senior research scholar at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology in 2004-05, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.



Mélanie Frappier, PhD

Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College

Dr. Mélanie Frappier teaches the history of modern science and history of technology at the University of King’s College. She is at present assembling a collection of primary texts to be used in the teaching of the history of technology and is currently developing a collection of historical scientific instruments to enhance the teaching of science and its history in local universities. Dr Frappier’s research focuses on the history of philosophy of 20th century physics (especially special relativity and quantum mechanics), the interpretation of theories, the role of thought experiments in science, and the historiography of science.

Simon Gadbois, Ph.D

Senior Instructor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Dalhousie University

I completed my doctoral studies at Dalhousie University (Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Endocrinology). I focussed on non-invasive studies of the relationship between hormones and social behaviour in wolves, as well as action sequences in wild canids (wolves, coyotes, and red foxes) in the context of food caching behaviour. I have also studied behavioural toxicology in fish. More recently, I have been involved in various applications of scent (olfactory) detection, discrimination, searching and tracking in dogs. We currently have the only permanent Canadian team of conservation dogs working in local National Parks. Our dogs are trained to find by scent target species at risk (Ribbons Snakes, Wood and Blanding’s Turtles) or associated signs (e.g., hibernacula, nests, high traffic areas). We are involved in other projects of canine scent detection as well: forensic canines (scent dogs as expert witnesses) and olfactory detection of human fear by canines. I have been teaching animal behaviour and behavioural neuroscience at Dalhousie University since 1996.

Key words: ethology, experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience, animal behaviour, canids, canines, coyotes, wolves, foxes, olfaction, psychophysics, animal learning. and

Janice E. Graham, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Scientific Director, Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit, Qualitative Research Commons and Studio, Dalhousie University

Janice E. Graham is a medical anthropologist who draws upon technology assessment, epidemiology and bioethics to approach cultural, technical and moral issues in health care practices. Professor Graham holds a Canada Research Chair in Bioethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.  Graham's work with people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias during the introduction of pharmaceutical treatments led to her interest in the moral basis of profit when disease is seen as a market opportunity. Challenges of safety, effectiveness, standardization, risk, expertise and trust figure prominently into Graham's examination of biotechnological innovation, health outcomes and inequalities. Her recent ethnographic research examines safety and efficacy in the regulation of emerging biotherapeutics and vaccines at Health Canada and internationally. She received her PhD from the Université de Montréal (1997), held a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric medicine and neuroepidemiology at Dalhousie University, an endowed Research Chair in Medical Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (1998-2002), and a CIHR New Investigator Award (1999-2002). She is the Scientific Director of the Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit ( and the Qualitative Research Commons and Studio (QuRCs) at Dalhousie. Forthcoming research explores 21st century vaccines, particularly the development and introduction of a new conjugate vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa, and vaccines for pandemic influenza. Graham is the President-Elect of the Canadian Anthropology Society.     

Brian Hall, PhD, FRS(C)

University Research Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, Dalhousie University

Brian Hall, born, raised and educated in Australia (B.Sc, PhD, D.Sc), has been associated with Dalhousie University since 1968, most recently as University Research Professor and George S. Campbell Professor of Biology, and University Research Professor Emeritus since July 2007. Trained as an experimental embryologist, his laboratory researches the development and evolution of cartilage, bone and vertebrate skeletal systems. His expertise is in Evolutionary Developmental Biology(evo-devo), including the first textbook, Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 1990; 2nd ed 1999, 3rd ed. in progress). Active in the history of evo-devo he has concentrated on the rise of evolutionary embryology in England after 1859 (especially Francis Balfour); the history of concepts on homology (especially Richard Owen); and integration of development, evolution and palaeontology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Telephone: 902-494-3522. Email:

Teresa Heffernan, PhD

Associate Professor, English Department, St. Mary’s University

Teresa Heffernan is an Associate Professor of English at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She is author of Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel (University of Toronto Press, 2008).  Her articles have appeared in journals such as Eighteen-Century Studies, Twentieth Century Literature, Arab Journal in the Humanities, and Canadian Literature. Relevant essays include: “Bovine Anxieties, Virgin Births, and the Secret of Life” in Cultural Critique and “From Inoculation to Vaccination: Smallpox and the Shifting Ground of What it Means to be Human,” in Subject Matters (special issue on “Posthuman Conditions” guest edited by Neil Badmington).  Her editing work includes a special issue of Cultural Studies--“Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Empire” (with Jill Didur) and a special issue of Cultural Critique--“Critical Post Humanism” with (Jill Didur and Bart Simon). She is currently working on a number of new projects: one entitled “Rights and Representations: Robots, Animals, Humans” and one on the contemporary novel and its dialogue with science.

Kregg Hetherington, PhD

Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dalhousie University

Dr. Kregg Hetherington is an environmental anthropologist whose work focuses on agricultural politics in Latin America.  His research looks at environmental and technical knowledge creation during periods of political transition.  He has written several articles and a forthcoming book about peasant land struggles in Paraguay, rural thinking about property and information, and the history of bureaucratic reform in international development.  regg's current research focuses on the way the soybean boom in Latin America's southern cone is changing how states become enrolled in scientific and technological networks, and how social movements, NGOs and corporations struggle to understand and control the relationship between humans and plants.

Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, PhD

Associate Director (Programs), Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University

Suzanne Le-May Sheffield graduated with her Ph.D. from York University in 1997.   She is the author of two books.  Revealing New Worlds: Three Victorian Women Naturalists (Routledge, 2001) examines the lives of three Victorian women and explores why and how they entered the world of science in the context of the gendered barriers they faced. Women and Science: Social Impact and Interaction (ABC-Clio, 2004) is a historiographical survey of the literature on the western history of women and science from the medieval period to the present.    Suzanne is currently the Associate Director (Programs) at the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Current areas of research interest include: women in academia, graduate student teaching development and science education.    Her most recent publication is: "Enhancing Women's Graduate Education: Workshopping Women's Socialization to the Academic Profession" in Atlantis, 33.2, 2009, pp. 83-93.  She was also invited to give the Closing Plenary at the Symposium for Women Entering Ecology and Evolution Today which was entitled, "Science Education for Everyone?  Gender Inclusivity in Science Teaching and Learning in Higher Education", May, 2009. 

She can be contacted at: 4941894 or at or at the CLT Offices, G90,

Killam Library, Dalhousie.

Georgy S. Levit, Dr. rer. Nat.

Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College; Research Fellow, Friedrich-Schiller Jena University (Germany)

Georgy S. Levit (Dr. rer. nat., 1999, Oldenburg University) is Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology Program, at the University of King’s College (Canada) and a research fellow at the Friedrich-Schiller Jena University (Germany). His research concerns the history of the modern life sciences, especially, the history of the Evolutionary Synthesis in Germany and Russia, the history of scientific anti-Darwinism, the (pre)history of evolutionary developmental biology, and the biosphere theory. He has also published on German typology and essentialism in the 20th century as well as on race debates in the Third Reich. He also works on topics of general theoretical significance such as contemporary debates on the so called “universal” or “generalized” Darwinism. 

Recent publication:

Levit G.S., Hossfeld U. (2013) A bridge-builder: Wolf-Ernst Reif’s historical studies and the difficult fortune of Darwinism in German paleontology. Historical Biology, 25(2):297–306. 

Letitia Meynell, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Dr. Letitia Meynell’s teaching and research is primarily in the area of philosophy of science, with a particular interest in the epistemology of scientific images and feminist critiques of biology. Specifically, she has written on the epistemology of Feynmen diagrams, anatomical drawing and is currently working on neuroimaging. She has also published on feminist approaches to biology and co-edited a collection of essays with Sue Campbell and Susan Sherwin on feminist embodiment theory, Agency and Embodiment (Penn State, 2009). She recently worked with Jim Brown (University of Toronto) and Mélanie Frappier (University of King’s College) as a guest editor for a special issue of Knowledge Engineering Review on visual reasoning.

Eric Mills, PhD

Professor Emeritus, History of Science, Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University; Inglis Professor, University of King’s College.

Eric Mills is a native of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. B.Sc. at Carleton University, Ottawa; M.S. and Ph.D in biology at Yale University. Teaching career at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and since 1967 based at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. Extensive experience at sea in the North and South Atlantic Oceans, the Antarctic, and the Pacific. Research experience and teaching as an invertebrate zoologist, biological oceanographer, and most recently as a historian of science. First Director (2002) of the History of Science & Technology Programme at the University of King’s College. About 100 publications, including two books, 1989, Biological Oceanography. An Early History, 1870-1960 (Cornell University Press), and 2009, The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet. How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science (University of Toronto Press).  His research deals with 19th century natural history and the development of 19th and 20th century biological and physical oceanography.


Lisa Mullins, B.A. (Vind), M.Phil. (Cantab)

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of HPS, University of Cambridge

My doctoral dissertation, "'La Philosophie Déguisé': Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle and Making Natural Knowledge" looks at elite French science from the 1680s to the early 1740s. Aside from Fontenelle, my main academic areas of interest are seventeenth and eighteenth century natural philosophy, the popularization of science, public history, history of the book and libraries, and scientific institutions, both professional and amateur, large and small. When not writing my dissertation, I teach in HOST at King's, and in history and political science at Dalhousie.

Susan Newhook

Professor, School of Journalism, University of King’s College

Susan Newhook (BAA, Ryerson; MA, Dalhousie) teaches video and television journalism at the School of Journalism, University of King's College. Her background includes almost 20 years as a researcher, reporter and producer for CBC news and current affairs, and freelance work for clients including the CBC, The Globe and Mail, Swiss national television, and the Discovery Channel. Her interest in science journalism was awakened through a number of short freelance documentary projects she undertook for the Discovery Canada programs and Daily Planet.

Andrew S. Reynolds, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Cape Breton University

Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Education: BA Honours (philosophy) University of New Brunswick (1991), MA and PhD in Philosophy of Science University of Western Ontario (1997), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (1998-99). My teaching and research deal with the history and philosophy of science. Publications: Peirce’s Scientific Metaphysics: the Philosophy of Chance, Law and Evolution (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002), current research on cell biology and evolution has been published in Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Journal of the History of Biology, History of Science, Science in Context, Endeavour, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, and Biology and Philosophy. I am currently secretary and treasurer of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS).

Keywords: history and philosophy of science; cell biology; protistology; evolution; metaphor



Eve A. Roberts, M.D., M.A., FRCPC

Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics, Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children; Research Institute Associate, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar, Dalhousie University

Dr. Roberts was educated at Bryn Mawr College (A.B., Philosophy), the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (M.D.) and Dalhousie University (M.A., Philosophy) where she is currently a Ph.D. student (Philosophy of Biology).  She trained in hepatology with Dame Sheila Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London. Her academic medical career has been at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she led paediatric hepatology. She was appointed Senior Scientist in its Research Institute in 1990 and Professor of Paediatrics, Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto in 1998. She was the principal clinician-researcher on the team which identified the gene abnormal in Wilson disease, and she was among the first to describe paediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. As a translational clinician-scientist, her laboratory research examined regulation of human hepatic cytochromes P450, and more recently, mechanisms of liver cell damage in Wilson disease. With her colleague Dr. Bibudhendra Sarkar, she has developed hepatocellular metalloproteomics as an innovative approach for studying hepatic copper disposition. Her current research interests focus on epistemological issues in systems biology.

Keywords: hepatology, liver, Wilson disease, proteomics, systems biology, epistemology, philosophy of science

E-mail address:

Adam J. Sarty, PhD

Professor, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University

Dr. Adam J. Sarty, P.Phys., is an experimental nuclear physicist and an avid teacher/promoter of physics, and is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Physics at Saint Mary's University. Sarty received an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, and a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics, both at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.  He spent 3 years as a Research Associate in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He then spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor at Florida State University, before choosing to repatriate and join a university that has a particular focus on balancing undergraduate education with research.  Sarty's efforts in physics teaching have been recognized with several teaching awards over the years (including the 2008 Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Canadian Association of Physicists, and the 2008 Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities).  Sarty is active in bringing science into the community,  and enjoys working on the Board of Directors for the Discovery Center in Halifax (and was awarded their 2008 Science Champion Award).  Sarty's research into the quark substructure of the proton, and of the nucleon-nucleon interaction in light nuclei has benefited from the help of several tremendous undergraduate and graduate students, and he ascribes the success of his research program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, USA, to these bright students.  For more (likely outdated!) information, see:

Stephen Snobelen, PhD

Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College

Stephen Snobelen is a historian of science who teaches in the History of Science and Technology Programme at the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received BA and MA degrees in History at the University of Victoria and the MPhil and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Snobelen specialises in the history of the interaction between science and religion. His current research focus is on the theological and prophetic views of Isaac Newton, but he also studies early modern natural philosophy, theology, heresy, biblical criticism, millenarianism and the popularisation of science. Snobelen is one of the founders of the Newton Project and Director of the Newton Project Canada. His work on Newton’s theology has been featured in documentaries produced by the BBC, Nova, Vision TV and the History Channel. He has published more than twenty-five academic papers on Newton, theology and science and religion. He has also edited a special issue of Enlightenment and Dissent entitled “Isaac Newton in the Eighteenth Century” (2009).



Ian Stewart, PhD

Associate Professor of Humanities, Director and Faculty Member, History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King's College

BSc (Trent), MA (Tor), PhD (Cantab)

Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology Programme at King's, and teaches in the Foundation Year and Early Modern Studies Programmes. He is also an adjunct professor in the Classics Department at Dalhousie. He specializes in Renaissance and Early Modern natural philosophy, the history of universities, and public understanding of science, past and present. He was co-coordinator of King's five-part public lecture series, Trust in Science. 



Cristian Suteanu, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography Department and Environmental Studies Program,
Saint Mary's University

M.Phil. (Philosophy of Culture) University of Bucharest, Ph.D. (Physics of Earth Processes) Romanian Academy, Bucharest.

My main research and teaching interests concern informational processes involved in environmental systems and human-environment relations. Applications include geosystems pattern analysis, climate, natural hazards, cross-boundary communication, and education. Furthermore, I am exploring the implications of information dynamics for transformations in cultural meanings and our approaches to information management.
Key words: information dynamics, complexity science, patterns, environmental
change, environmental communication, semiotics, information management

Contact information:
Geography Department and Environmental Studies Program,
Saint Mary's University

923 Robie St., Halifax, B3H 3C3 Canada
Tel: 1-902-420-5731, Fax:


E-mail: cristian.suteanu at

Emma Whelan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Gender and Women’s Studies, Dalhousie University

Emma Whelan is a sociologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology, cross-appointed to Gender & Women's Studies. She received her PhD in Sociology from Carleton University and completed a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Her research is concerned with the sociology of medical knowledge with a particular focus on pain, standardization and classification practices in medicine, and gender. She also has longstanding interests in feminist science and technology studies, actor-network theory, and the work of Ludwik Fleck. Past projects included studies of expert and patient claimsmaking about endometriosis; the development of an international chronic pain classification system; and the responses of pain medicine specialists and pain activists to negative media representations of OxyContin and other opioids used to treat pain. Her current project is a study of the production of the 11th edition of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases.

Sharon Woodill

PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Program, Dalhousie University

Sharon Woodill is a student in the Interdisciplinary PhD program at Dalhousie University. She received a BA in Jazz Studies (piano) from St. Francis Xavier University and an MA in Gender and Women’s Studies from Saint Mary’s University and Mount Saint Vincent University. Research interests focus on philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, critical systems studies, and science and religion. Previous projects critically explored the implications of systems perspectives for education and feminist theory. Currently, she is examining the issue of evolution/creationism and its role in Canadian public discourse.


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