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Nadine Ijaz

Assistant Professor

Degrees:BArtsSc (McMaster), MSc (Wales), PhD (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8810
Office:D495 LA (Loeb Building)

Dr. Nadine Ijaz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies whose work critically interrogates the epistemic, socio-cultural, economic and evidentiary complexities associated with governing therapeutic pluralism. Dr. Ijaz’s interdisciplinary research in the field of traditional/Indigenous, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM) draws on the disciplines of medical sociology and anthropology, (postcolonial feminist) science and technology studies, and critical policy studies. Her research draws attention to contentious questions of epistemic (in)justice, health care accessibility, risk discourse, and cultural misappropriation – including in the policy sphere. Her current project — Integrative Medicine in North America: Paradigm Shift or New Physician Specialty? — is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2021 – 2026).

Dr. Ijaz leads The TCIM Lab, a research hub for studies in therapeutic pluralism. Access her publications here.

Areas of Focus

  • Health professional regulation
  • Therapeutic pluralism and the state
  • Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • Epistemic hybridity and cultural misappropriation
  • Evidentiary debates in medicine
  • Risk discourse in the policy sphere
  • Postcolonial eco-feminism(s)
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Dr. Ijaz is currently accepting expressions of interest from prospective graduate students.