Christine Jamieson

Associate Professor, Theological Studies, Concordia University

My roots are with the Boothroyd First Nation (member of the Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council) in the Fraser Canyon. Since 2010, I have been working with Indigenous themes, research, writing and teaching a course related to Indigenous spirituality. I am currently writing a book on Indigeous Spirituality.
My specialization is in social ethics and bioethics. I explore foundational issues concerning human identity and human dignity through various lenses. I have done extensive research for Health Canada on ethical and social issues concerning genetic technology, stem cell research and research involving human subjects. Elsewhere, I have probed foundational questions in relation to end of life issues such as euthanasia, care of the frail elderly, and withholding and withdrawal of treatment. My research draws on the work of Canadian theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan and psychoanalyst and linguist, Julia Kristeva. In 2009-2010, I undertook a Joint Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics with the Centre for Clinical Ethics and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. My published book is titled, "Christian Ethics and the Crisis of Gender Violence: Exploring Kristeva’s Reading of Religion, Culture and the Human Psyche."

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Concordia University

Education

  • 1998 
    Saint Paul University, Christian ethics