Cancer’s margins quebec

Dr. Geneviève Rail

Dr. Geneviève Rail, Co-investigator, Cancer Margins

Dr. Geneviève Rail, Co-investigator, Cancer Margins

Geneviève Rail is Professor in Women’s Health and Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec).

Geneviève Rail is a sociologist by training and received her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she specialized in the sociology of physical activity, the body and health under the supervision of Cultural Studies specialist Norman Denzin. Geneviève has taught graduate courses at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Health Sciences from 1991 to 2009. A full professor now, she teaches and conducts research projects at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. She is well known as a feminist critic of body-related institutions (e.g., health industries and systems, media) and favors feminist poststructuralist, postcolonial and queer approaches. She is the author of over 100 articles or book chapters, and her most recent publications are available on her web page:

In the last 10 years, Geneviève and her collaborators have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Australian Research Council for a series of research projects involving women from varying sexuality, race, ethnicity, dis/ability, and socio-economic milieus. Geneviève is particularly interested in the articulation of these women’s identifications with the discursive constructions and embodied experiences of the body and health.

For more information, please contact Geneviève Rail at or Luisa Molino at


Luisa at “Visibilité lesbienne” October 2013