I am a first-year PhD student in philosophy at Western University. I completed an HBSc in psychology, an HBA in philosophy, and an MA in philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University, and most recently, an MA in philosophy at the University of Waterloo. My research focuses on biotechnology including bioenhancement and genetic testing, as well as artificial intelligence (human-machine relationships, metaphysics of AI consciousness, and the nature of trust in AI output). I am also interested in feminist, sociopolitical/legal, and environment/climate philosophy. My particular interests are in questions of autonomy, privacy, and ownership pertaining to the social integration of different technologies.
Other areas of interest that I have incorporated into my research include: parasocial relationships and how they manifest in human-machine relationships, neuroscientific developments of artificial brains, as well as how quantum interpretations can qualify aspects of personhood.
Fall, 2021, PP110: Values and Society, Wilfrid Laurier University (Teaching assistant).
Winter, 2022, PP110: Values and Society, Wilfrid Laurier University (Teaching assistant).
Fall, 2022, PHIL226: Bioethics, University of Waterloo (Teaching assistant).
Winter, 2023, PHIL201: Philosophy of Sex and Love, University of Waterloo (Instructor).
Fall, 2023, PHIL1230A: Reasoning and Critical Thinking, Western University (Teaching assistant).
Kawthar Fedjki (2023). Genetic Renaissance: A Legal, Philosophical, and Ethical Examination of Consent Using Autonomy & Privacy in Genetic Testing. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/19975
Fedjki, K. (2022). “Multidimensional Autonomy: The Socio-Political and Temporal Dimensions of Autonomy.” To Be Decided* Journal, 8. http://tbd-journal.com/vol-7-change-together-articles/2022/11/8/multidimensional-autonomy-e-socio-political-and-temporal-dimensions-of-autonomy
Fedjki, Kawthar. (2022). ““If the world was ending, you’d come over, right?”: The implications of the human enhancement project on autonomy and free will amidst a climate emergency.” MA Major Research Project. Wilfrid Laurier University.
Fedjki, K., & Wildemann, A. (2021). “Unjust System: An Analysis of the Canadian Court’s Mistreatment of 2021 Indigenous Peoples.” Lawyer-Ed International Law Review.