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Sep 14, 2023
From 12 PM to 1 PM

Location QCCanada
Health Ethics Conference

Amandine Catala

Amandine Catala

Toward Epistemic Injustice in Research with Autistic People

Amandine Catala
Associate Professor;
Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency
Department of Philosophy at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)

This conference is part of the 2023 Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series

(This conference will be held in French in person and online)

To attend the conference in person, please register by following this link

To attend this event on Zoom, please register by following this link

To see past conferences: YouTube channel of the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit

Summary of the presentation: 
Epistemic injustice occurs when a person is not adequately believed or understood because she belongs to a non-dominant group. In light of the slogan of the neurodiversity movement — Nothing about us without us — this presentation examines the different ways in which epistemic injustice can arise when establishing research priorities and modalities in the context of autism. The presentation offers concrete avenues to foster greater epistemic justice for autistic people in the research context.

Biography :
Amandine Catala is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where she holds the Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency. Her research focuses on feminist, social, and political philosophy and philosophy of race, disability, and neurodiversity. She is the principal investigator for the SSHRC Insight grant “Minoritized Minds and Knowings: Towards an Inclusive Conception of Epistemic Injustice and Agency.” She is actively involved in several EDI committees at the departmental, faculty, and institutional levels. She has partaken in numerous EDI events at the institutional, provincial, national, and international levels. She is an Autistic self-advocate and the co-founder of the Collectif autiste de l’UQAM, an initiative that aims to bring together and support Autistics who study, work, or teach at UQAM.


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