C. Dalrymple-Fraser



Graduate Student


St. George,


I am a PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Philosophy and the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics. My primary research focuses on “silences” and exclusions in health and health practices, with focuses on disabled and 2SLGBTQIA communities and epistemologies. In particular, I’m interested in how a shift toward more narrative-focused health practices can often miss or obscure the ways that instances and structures of injustices often manifest in enforced and complicit silences, and the ways that silences are often used as forms of communication and of resistance.

More generally, I am interested in how disabled and queer experiences disrupt conceptions and practices of “knowing,” how social media and new material and digital technologies mediate these discussions and practices, and in the ways these silences, exclusions, and technologies play similar roles in other contexts like teaching practices and community moral repair.

For more information, visit my personal website.

Research Interests:

Bioethics, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Disability