Vincent Mousseau is a Vanier Scholar, social worker, educator, and community organizer based in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, NS), the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725-1779. We are all treaty people.
They are a doctoral student at the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University, where they study the barriers that Black men and masculine of centre non-binary people face in accessing health and social services in Canada. They completed their previous studies in social work at McGill University and Université de Montréal.
As both an activist and an educator, their areas of expertise include anti-oppressive framework, community outreach strategies for queer and trans people of colour, intersectional analysis, Black Lives Matter activism, and contemporary anti-assimilationist queer activism.
Their current areas of academic interest surround intersectional models of identity development for Black 2SLGBTQ+ people and their effect on health and social service provision, the creation of intergenerational and intersectional 2SLGBTQ+ spaces, as well as the barriers that African, Caribbean, and Black men who have sex with men face in the Canadian and Québécois blood donation system.
Vincent is a Black, queer, non-binary person who uses the pronouns they in English, and iel with masculine accords in French.