Corinne Lajoie

Corinne Lajoie

Research Coordinator

Corinne has completed a master’s in Philosophy at Université de Montréal and currently acts as research coordinator for the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit. In her role as a research coordinator, Corinne is involved in a project on the concept of vulnerability in mental health research ethics.

Drawing on her interests in phenomenology and feminist theory, her personal research examines the transformative promise of experiences of disorientation (e.g., aging, illness, trauma, disability) and their relevance in bearing witness to the fundamental vulnerabilities of embodied existence. The acknowledgment of these vulnerabilities and the existential transformations it can prompt has both agential and ethical consequences, which her work explores through the fields of phenomenology, feminist philosophy, and critical studies of illness and disability. Through her research, she argues that first-person accounts of vulnerability, corporeal difference and neuro-divergence can and should enrich theoretical, clinical and therapeutical approaches, as well as queer how we think about the value and meaning of human experience.

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