Dr. Rachael Johnstone
Qualifications and Research Interests
- PhD in Political Studies, Queen’s University
- MA in Political Studies, University of New Brunswick
- BA in Political Studies, Dalhousie University
Dr. Johnstone specializes in both Political Studies and Gender Studies, with a particularly strong interest in intersections of politics, law, and healthcare as they relate to gendered bodies. Her doctoral dissertation explored the politics of abortion in Canada following R v Morgentaler (1988), the Supreme Court case that decriminalized the procedure in Canada. Her current research continues to explore the impact of reproductive health policies in shaping access to abortion in Canada, as well as the impact of public health promotion campaigns on the treatment of pregnant women’s citizenship (in Canada and the UK).