Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University
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Dr. Ingrid Waldron, PhD. is a sociologist, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (ENRICH Project), and an Associate Research Scholar for the Healthy Populations Institute in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie. Ingrid’s scholarship is driven by a long-standing interest in looking at the many manifestations of how spaces and communities are organized by structures of colonialism and gendered racial capitalism. Her work examines the link between histories of colonization, representations of race, gender, and class, structural violence, and health in racialized and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia and Canada.
As the Director of the ENRICH Project, Ingrid is collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to investigate the socio-economic and health effects of environmental racism in Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities. The ENRICH project formed the basis to the creation of Bill 111: An Act to Address Environmental Racism, the first bill to address environmental racism in Canada. Ingrid is also collaborating on a study that looks at the experiences of people living with depression and anxiety in Halifax in their search for improving their mental health, and the social and clinical factors that may influence their experience.
Areas of Interest: the sociology of race and ethnicity, anti-colonial feminisms, Black feminisms, social and environmental determinants of health, gentrification and the racialization of space, the sociology of illness, healing, and health in African Canadian, Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee communities, the impact of racism and other forms of discrimination on health and mental health, and African and Indigenous health and mental health knowledge