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Racism and social justice subject matter expertise

Posted by Communications and Marketing on June 30, 2020

iBelow is a list subject matter experts at Dalhousie who can speak to topics relating to matters of racism and social justice. 

Institutional systemic racism
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper, Professor; Cross-appointed to Departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, African diaspora, critical race theory, decolonizing studies and methodologies, gender, slavery, abolition and freedom, Black Canada 
Contact: afua.cooper@dal.ca and 902-494-3012

Expert: Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch, Assistant Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, School of Health and Human Performance
Research Specialties: HIV testing, institutional racism, racism and health, prostate cancer, and diversity
Contact: b.hamilton-hinch@dal.caor (902) 494-3391

Dalhousie Expert: Tiffany Gordon, PhD student in Philosophy
Research Specialties:  Social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy 
Contact: tmgordon@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice diversity and multiculturalism  
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca or 902-494-6755

Expert: Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contactiwaldron@Dal.ca and 902-494-4267

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Isaac Saney, Director & University Teaching Fellow Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 
Research Specialties: Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Contact: isaney@dal.ca and 902-449-4967

Anti-racism
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper, Professor; Cross-appointed to Departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, African diaspora, critical race theory, decolonizing studies and methodologies, gender, slavery, abolition and freedom, Black Canada 
Contact: afua.cooper@dal.ca and 902-494-3012

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Tiffany Gordon, PhD student in Philosophy
Research Specialties: Social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy 
Contact: tmgordon@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of Histor
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice Diversity and multiculturalism  
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca or 902-494-6755

Expert: Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contactiwaldron@Dal.ca and 902-494-4267

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Isaac Saney, Director & University Teaching Fellow Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 
Research Specialties: Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Contact: isaney@dal.ca and 902-449-4967

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Chike Jeffers, Associate Professor; Honours Advisor; Cross-Appointed with Canadian Studies; and International Development Studies
Research Specialties: African philosophy, philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and ethics
Contactchike.jeffers@dal.ca or 902-494-3547

Protesting
Dalhousie Expert
: Tiffany Gordon, PhD student in Philosophy
Research Specialties: Social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy 
Contact: tmgordon@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Isaac Saney, Director & University Teaching Fellow Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 
Research Specialties: Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Contact: isaney@dal.ca and 902-449-4967

Environmental racism
Expert:
 Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contactiwaldron@Dal.ca and 902-494-4267

Politics –How policies, legislations and actions impact historically oppressed and marginalized communities
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Naiomi Metallic, Assistant Professor of Law; Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law
Research Specialties: Aboriginal law, Indigenous law, constitutional law, administrative law, equality and human rights law, diversity in legal education, the legal profession, and the judiciary
Contact: naiomi.metallic@dal.ca or 902-494-4500

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice Diversity and multiculturalism  
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca or 902-494-6755

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Isaac Saney, Director & University Teaching Fellow Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 
Research Specialties: Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Contact: isaney@dal.ca and 902-449-4967

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Chike Jeffers, Associate Professor; Honours Advisor; Cross-Appointed with Canadian Studies; and International Development Studies
Research Specialties: African philosophy, philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and ethics
Contactchike.jeffers@dal.ca or 902-494-3547

Health and mental health inequalities
Expert:
 Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contactiwaldron@Dal.ca and 902-494-4267

Racism and Health
Expert: Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch, Assistant Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, School of Health and Human Performance
Research Specialties: HIV testing, institutional racism, racism and health, prostate cancer, and diversity
Contact: b.hamilton-hinch@dal.caor (902) 494-339

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Policing
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice Diversity and multiculturalism  
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca or 902-494-6755

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Tiffany Gordon, PhD student in Philosophy
Research Specialties: Social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy 
Contact: tmgordon@dal.ca

Legal perspective on cases involving systemic racism, racial profiling and human rights
Dalhousie Expert
: Naiomi Metallic, Assistant Professor of Law; Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law
Research Specialties: Aboriginal law, Indigenous law, constitutional law, administrative law, equality and human rights law, diversity in legal education, the legal profession, and the judiciary
Contact: naiomi.metallic@dal.ca or 902-494-4500

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice Diversity and multiculturalism  
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca or 902-494-6755

Race-based health data collection
Expert:
 Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contactiwaldron@Dal.ca and 902-494-4267

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Structural white supremacy and racial fragility
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Lateral racial violence
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca and 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Black history
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper, Professor; Cross-appointed to Departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Graduate Studies,  and Gender and Women's Studies
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, African diaspora, critical race theory, decolonizing studies and methodologies, gender, slavery, abolition and freedom, Black Canada. 
Contact: afua.cooper@dal.ca and 902-494-3012.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Isaac Saney, Director & University Teaching Fellow Transition Year Program Dalhousie University 
Research Specialties: Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Contact: isaney@dal.ca and 902-449-4967

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Chike Jeffers, Associate Professor; Honours Advisor; Cross-Appointed with Canadian Studies; and International Development Studies
Research Specialties: African philosophy, philosophy of race, social and political philosophy, and ethics
Contactchike.jeffers@dal.ca or 902-494-3547

Slavery - History and impacts
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper, Professor; Cross-appointed to Departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Graduate Studies,  and Gender and Women's Studies
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, African diaspora, critical race theory, decolonizing studies and methodologies, gender, slavery, abolition and freedom, Black Canada. 
Contact: afua.cooper@dal.ca and 902-494-3012.

Dalhousie Expert: Tiffany Gordon, PhD student in Philosophy
Research Specialties: Social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy 
Contact: tmgordon@dal.ca

Urban planning – History of use for residential segregation, displacement, expropriation and gentrification
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. Lisa Berglund, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Research Specialties: Neighborhood change, uneven development, urban design, critical urban theory, and environmental justice 
Contact: lisa.berglund@dal.ca or 902-233-4665/902-494-1763

LGBQ2S Issues (Pride celebrations, flags, parades, HIV/AIDS stigma, Canadian Blood Services)
Dalhousie Expert
: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor, James R. Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Research Specialties
: Black Canadian studies, Black health equity, anti-Black racism and health outcomes, blood donation systems, HIV & AIDS, medical education and health humanities, and Black Feminist/Black Queer diasporic analytics.
Contactomisoore.dryden@dal.ca

Please note– It’s up to the faculty members' discretion as to whether they’re able to accommodate interview requests.