Katy Fulfer

Associate Professor

Portrait of Katy Fulfer
Areas of interest

Feminist ethics, animal and environmental ethics, bioethics, philosophy of Hannah Arendt

Areas of Graduate Supervision

  • Applied ethics, including bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics
  • Most areas of Feminist Philosophy
  • Hannah Arendt

Current Research

My main research project focuses on intersectional feminist theory and home and belonging in Hannah Arendt's thought.  I also continue my research in reproductive ethics, with a focus on surrogacy and assisted reproduction.

Selected publications

  • "Self-Sufficiency for Surrogacy and Responsibility for Global Structural Injustice." In Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy. Ed. Vanessa Gruben, Alana Cattapan, and Angela Cameron. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2018. 

  • (with Rita A. Gardiner) "Family Matters: An Arendtian Critique of Organizational Structures." Gender, Work & Organization 24.5 (2017): 506-18.

  • (with Patrick Clipsham) “An Anti-Commodification Defense of Veganism.” Ethics, Policy & Environment 19.3 (2016): 285-300.

Selected grants, fellowships, awards

  • From Rootlessness to Belonging: An Arendtian Critique of the Family as a Structure of Refugee Assimilation (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2018-2020).


  • Member, Gender and Social Justice program

Contact information

519-888-4567  x41675
Office: HH 324