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Assistant Professor, Dalhousie - Social Work, FoH


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Dr. Eli Manning, BA (Native Studies/Canadian Studies), BSW, MSW, PhD (Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies) (NPI), is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Social Work. She started her social work career as an advocate in a community health centre in the mid-1990s where she worked primarily with people living with HIV/AIDS, lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and trans people. Eli’s interdisciplinary academic work mirrors her social work career as she continues to work in areas of HIV/AIDS, health equity, and social justice. Her forthcoming book, The New War on AIDS: HIV Treatment Adherence and The Treatment as Prevention® Empire, disrupts the seemingly neutral language of TasP by showing how treatment adherence relies on and perpetuates colonialism, racism, and sexism. She has published in AIDS; Nursing and Health Sciences; Culture, Health, Sexuality; International Journal of Civic, Political, & Community Studies; andCanadian Review of Social Policy. In partnership with Indigenous and Black scholars and people, her most current research addresses racism, colonization, and white supremacy in HIV criminalization cases by examining how punishment is used against racialized people. 


MSW, Univeristy of Victoria

PhD, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University 

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS and public health policy
Health equity 
Critical disability studies
Anti-racist and anti-colonial studies
Cultural studies

Notable Awards

  • Canadian Association of HIV Research New Investigator Award in Social Sciences

  • Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for top Master’s thesis at the University of Victoria

  • Canadian Institute for Health Research Health Systems Impact Fellowship

  • Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

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