Kathleen O’Grady is a writer and political and media strategist living in
Ottawa, Canada. She is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir
Institute, Concordia University and the author and editor of numerous books
and articles on health policy, women’s and cultural issues.
She is also the Founding Director of QUOI Media Group, specializing in
political, policy and media research and strategy consulting; her clients
include the Senate of Canada, Social Research and Development Corporation,
the Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy and many more politicians,
NGOs, musicians, artists and authors.
Her book publications include, Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why
Evidence Matters (CIHR funded, Apple iBook store) ; Sweet Secrets (Sumach);
French Feminism and Religion (Routledge); Religion in French Feminist
Thought (Routledge) and Bodies, Lives, Voices (Sheffield). She has also
authored children’s fiction, including First Words: Patti Kay’s Dreamworks
Her writings on health, sexuality, and women’s and cultural issues have
appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers in North America,
including: The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The
Women’s Review of Books, BUST magazine and many others.
Kathleen has been educated in the field of religion from a cultural studies
perspective at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, and the University of
Cambridge, United Kingdom. She has lectured in the Department of Religious
Studies at the University of Calgary and Wilfrid Laurier University. She was
a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar and a former Bank of Montréal Visiting
Scholar at the University of Ottawa.
She is also a volunteer editor with Wikipedia on the Canada Project, on the
board of directors for Girls Action Foundation/Fondation filles d’action,
and a volunteer board member for the Parent Resource Centre, an organization
funded by the Ontario government serving under-represented families in the
Specialties: Research, writing, political strategy, public policy (health,
women’s and cultural issues), methodology (qualitative research) and media
*See Wikipedia entry on Kathleen O’Grady