Black Feminist Health Studies | Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series

We are very excited to invite you to the upcoming Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series on Friday, March 6th. 

Black Feminist Health Studies
Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Friday, MARCH 6th | 12-1pm
Rm. 2021 | McCain Building
6135 University Ave

Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden is the James R Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine and Associate Professor, Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. Dryden is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the symbolics of blood and the “social life” of blood donation, while engaging with Black queer diasporic analytics, and health and medical humanities.

Dr. Dryden is the Principal Investigator of #GotBlood2Give / #DuSangÀDonner a research project which seeks to identifythe barriers African/Black gay, bisexual, and trans men encounter with donating blood and also analyzes how anti-black racism, colonialism, and sexual exceptionalism shapes the blood system in Canada. Dryden has published in peer-reviewed journals and book collections and has an edited collection (with Dr. Suzanne Lenon) titled, Disrupting Queer Inclusion: Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging (UBC Press, 2015). Dr. Dryden is a current member of the international Black Feminist Health Science Studies Collective and in 2019 became Co-President of the Black Canadian Studies Association.

This event is free + open to the public. 

Please encourage your students to attend! 

And please feel free to bring your lunch. 

The Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series brings together faculty and students from across Dalhousie, our colleagues at other institutions in Halifax and elsewhere, and members of the community interested in feminist research and scholarship to present and engage with one another's work in a collegial and supportive environment. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Alana Cattapan, the Series has been organized by Dr. Catherine Bryan (School of Social Work) and Dr. Erin Wunker (Department of English) since 2017. 


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Room 2021, McCain Building (6135 University Ave)