Claire Boine
Claire Boine
Ph.D. candidate (Law)


Claire Boine is a PhD in Law candidate at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Prof. Céline Castets-Renard.

Claire Boine’s dissertation focuses on the intersection of gender, sex, technology, and the law, especially as it relates to technologies that disproportionately impact women in light of fundamental rights and AI law.

She is also the director of the Women and AI project within the University of Ottawa Research Chair on Accountable AI in a Global Context, and an associate researcher with the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute.

She holds a law degree from Université de Nantes (France) and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University (2017), as well as an MA in political science, a BA in history, and a graduate diploma in conflict analysis.

In the past, Claire Boine worked on topics as diverse as human trafficking, the use of torture, and asylum law. In 2015, Claire Boine participated in the Asylum Law Clinic at Harvard Law School and was granted honors for her clinical work with asylum seekers. In 2016-2017, she was selected as a Human Rights Emerging Leader by the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. Since 2018, she has been a Research Scholar at the Boston University School of Public Health, working on gun violence prevention on a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her research interests are tied together by risk mitigation through the analysis of complex systems using mixed methods drawn from her interdisciplinary background.