Alana Cattapan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: Alana.Cattapan@Dal.Ca
Phone: 902-494-2936
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University 1379 Seymour Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Politics of reproduction
  • Gender
  • Health care
  • Public policy
  • Sperm donation
  • Egg donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Citizenship
  • Social policy
  • Bioethics


A longtime feminist researcher and activist, Alana's research focuses on women's reproductive health and public policy, identifying links between the state, biotechnology, and the creation of a neoliberal citizen-subject. Her postdoctoral research examines the role of patient groups in policy making related to the public funding of in vitro fertilization in Canada. 

Alana also works on a number of collaborative projects including work on the consumption of intimate labours, the regulation of embryo research,  and the effects of environmental exposures to household chemicals on intergenerational reproductive health.