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Jeffrey Ansloos (Annick Press)

University of Toronto-OISE
Assistant Professor
Toronto, Ontario
@JeffreyAnsloos is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy at OISE-University of Toronto, as well as an adjunct faculty member with the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English, and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5). He was born and raised in the heart of Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His research is focused on social and political dimensions of Indigenous mental health and education. Specifically: (1) Traditions of Indigenous healing, wellbeing and life promotion, (2) Critical and Indigenous theories of violence, psychosocial trauma, and suicidology, (3) Indigenous social theories and the practice of applied community psychology, including theories of decolonization, pimātsiwin and wahkotowin, (4) the relationship between social policies, systems, structures and Indigenous mental health, and (5) BIPOC youth political identity development, movements and practices, including local and digital activism and protest. He is also interested in emerging approaches to qualitative, arts-based and new media research in the social sciences, and integrates these approaches within his research and teaching.