Dr. Margaret Robinson is a bisexual and two-spirit scholar from Eski'kewaq, Nova Scotia, and a member of the Lennox Island First Nation. Her work focuses on sexuality and gender in a context of reconciliation. She examines the impact of intersecting oppressions on wellness (broadly defined) and draws on critical, postcolonial, queer, and feminist frameworks.
She has been a community-based researcher since 2009, incorporating participatory, action-based, feminist, and Indigenous research methods. She has led studies on decolonizing research funding in Canada, two-spirit people’s understanding of mental health, and cannabis use among bisexual women. In 2016 she led a team that developed and validated measures of microaggressions and microaffirmations experienced by bisexual women. She is a Co-Investigator on studies of the regulation of non-medical cannabis (Dr. Sergio Rueda & Elaine Elaine Hyshka, PI), LGBTQ poverty and health (Dr. Lori Ross, PI), decolonization in Canadian and Taiwanese animation (Shannon Brownlee, PI), and the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (Dr. Debbie Martin, PI).
She conducted her postdoctoral training at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health and was previously a Researcher in Residence in Indigenous Health at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network in Toronto.
MA, University of Toronto
PhD, University of Toronto
Social justice and inequality
Food & food movements
Recruiting Graduate Students Interested In
Margaret invites discussions with graduate students interested in:
Indigenous ways of learning and teaching
LGBTQ & two-spirit identity, culture and health
impact of poverty on two-spirit people and our communities
And related topics.
Scopus ID#: 55463902900
Orcid ID#: 0000-0002-2677-0607