OmiSoore Dryden is the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, and an associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. Dr. Dryden is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research is situated in Black Canadian thought, specifically Black queer diasporic analytics. She is a researcher-in-residence and a member of the African, Caribbean and Black Program Science Scholars Lab, Ontario HIV Treatment Network. Dryden is also a member of the Black Feminist Health Science Studies International Research Group. She is the co-editor of Disrupting Queer Inclusion: Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging and has published a number of peer-reviewed papers.