- Critical health studies
- Social justice and inequality
- Indigenous peoples
- Drug use
- Food & food movements
- Research methods
- Canadian Studies
- BA, Saint Mary’s University
- MA, PhD, University of Toronto
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.
- Robinson M, Sanches M, MacLeod M. (2016). Prevalence and Mental Health Correlates of Cannabis Use Among a Networked Sample of Bisexual Women in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Bisexuality 16(2), 181-202.
- McKay J, Robinson M, Pinder S, Ross LE. (2016). A Grounded Theory of Bisexual Individuals Experiences of Help Seeking. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
- Ross LE, O’Gorman L, MacLeod MA, Bauer GR, MacKay J, Robinson M. (2016). Bisexuality, poverty, and mental health: A mixed methods analysis. Social Science & Medicine 156, 64-72.
- Robinson M. (2015). The Role of Anxiety in Bisexual Women’s Use of Cannabis. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 2(2).
- Robinson M. (2014). A Hope to Lift Both My Spirits: Preventing Bisexual Erasure in First Nations Schools. Journal of Bisexuality 14(1), 18-35.
- Robinson M. (2013). Animal Personhood in Mi’kmaq Perspective. Societies 4(4), 672-688.