Karine Gentelet (Ph.D.) holds degrees in anthropology (M.A. Laval University) and in sociology (Ph.D. University of Montreal). Since her post-doctorate with Professor Guy Rocher, she has been affiliated with the CRDP (Research Center of Public Law) as a scientific coordinator and as a associate researcher for two important research projects: i) Indigenous People and governance and ii) Towards cyberjustice.
Dr. Gentelet’s research relates to the recognition of the rights of Indigenous People in Canada through a sociological and anthropological legal approach as well as Indigenous knowledge mobilization and research ethics. On these topics, she co-led an issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence as well as a special issue of the journal Éthique Publique. Karine Gentelet is also collaborating with Suzy Basile from the University of Quebec in Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Nancy Gros-Louis McHugh from the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) to produce a toolbox of ethical principles of research.
Karine Gentelet is now working to develop a project on the conditions on digital access to justice for First Nations of Canada in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Corrections Services of the Cree Regional Agency. Karine Gentelet is also Chair of Amnesty International Canada (Canadian Francophone Section).