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Margaret Robinson

Assistant Professor


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Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Email: mrobinson@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1360
Mailing Address: 
Room 3102, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Critical health studies
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Drug use
  • Food & food movements
  • Research methods

Cross appointment

  • Canadian Studies


  • BA, Saint Mary’s University
  • MA, PhD, University of Toronto

Research interests

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 examines the impact of intersecting oppressions and draws on critical, postcolonial, and queer theories, intersectionality, and third wave feminism.

She 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, cultural interventions for Indigenous youth in conflict with the law, two-spirit people’s understanding of mental health, cannabis use among bisexual women, and bisexual women’s relationship choices. In 2016 she led a team that developed and validated a measure of microaggressions and microaffirmations experienced by bisexual women.

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.

Selected publications