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Professor, Faculty of Humanities, HOPE Chair in Peace & Health, McMaster University

Dr. Ingrid Waldron was born in Montreal. She is a sociologist, Professor & HOPE Chair in Peace & Health in the Global Peace & Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University, and the Executive Director of the “Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project” (The ENRICH Project). Ingrid holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Education: Race, Ethnicity & Culture from the Institute of Education at the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the Sociology and Equity Studies in Education Department at the University of Toronto. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Women’s Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the health and mental health impacts of environmental racism and other forms of racism and discrimination in Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities in Canada, Black women’s experiences with mental illness and help-seeking, and the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities. The ENRICH Project is investigating the social, economic, political, and health effects of environmental racism in Black and Indigenous communities in Canada. Her first book There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities was published in 2018 and was turned into a Netflix documentary of the same name by actor Elliot Page, who co-produced the film with Waldron, Ian Daniel and Julia Sanderson.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Professor & HOPE Chair in Peace & Health, McMaster University
  • 2008–2021
    Associate Professor, Dalhousie University

Education

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    University of Toronto, PhD, Sociology & Equity Studies in Education Department
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    University of London, MA, Intercultural Education: Race, Ethnicity & Culture
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    McGill University, BA, Psychology