Nykkie Lugosi-Schimpf, PhD, MA, BA Hons.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
Email
nicole.lugosi@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Nicole VT Lugosi-Schimpf is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her disciplinary background is Political Science, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research interests include: Indigeneity, populism, race and nation, nationalism, Central Eastern Europe, minority rights, democracy, framing, and international security issues such as sex trafficking.



Research

Areas of Research Expertise:

  • Nationalism 
  • Populism 
  • Politics of Race (Critical Race Theory, Racialization)
  • Constructions of Identity
  • Gender 
  • Language and Minority Rights 
  • Criminal Justice System 
  • International Security Issues (Sex Trafficking)
  • Comparative work (Canada and Central Eastern Europe)
  • Framing and Discourse Analysis

Current Research Projects:

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Teaching

Instructor:

NS 152 Introductory Cree

NS 442 Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System 

NS 110 Historical Perspectives in Native Studies

NS 111 Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies 

Teaching Assistant: 

Pol S 230 Comparative Politics (Global North)

Pol S 350 Gender and Politics 

Pol S 390 Law and Politics 

Courses

NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Indigenous Studies

An introductory survey of current issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada and their efforts to confront their colonial relationships with and within Canadian society. Not open to students with credit in NS 211. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
NS 152A - Introductory Cree

A general introduction to Plains Cree (Y dialect) grammar and vocabulary, with practice in speaking and work in the language laboratory. No prior knowledge of Cree is assumed. Not open to students with matriculation standing in Cree. Note: Students cannot receive credit for NS 152 and NS 153.

Fall Term 2020
NS 152B - Introductory Cree

A general introduction to Plains Cree (Y dialect) grammar and vocabulary, with practice in speaking and work in the language laboratory. No prior knowledge of Cree is assumed. Not open to students with matriculation standing in Cree. Note: Students cannot receive credit for NS 152 and NS 153.

Winter Term 2021
NS 442 - Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System

Focuses on pertinent aspects of the Canadian criminal justice process as it relates to the experiences of Indigenous peoples. This course examines how the justice process functioned historically, as well as its links to contemporary social relations and institutions such as education and the media. In particular, issues pertaining to historical and emerging trends such as restorative justice and sentencing alternatives are explored and critically analyzed. There is a strong intersectional focus on how racism and discrimination shape Indigenous experiences within the criminal justice process. Prerequisites: NS 110, 111 and one 300-level NS course or consent of the Faculty.

Fall Term 2020
NS 504 - Directed Advanced Readings in Indigenous Studies

Prerequisite: NS 503 or consent of the Faculty.

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

Race and Populist Radical Right Discourses: Implications for Roma Education Policy in Hungary
Author(s): Nicole V.T. Lugosi
Publication: Alberta Journal of Educational Research
Volume: 61
Page Numbers: 484-502
External Link: https://cdm.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ajer/article/view/56122
Radical Right Framing of Social Policy in Hungary: Between Nationalism and Populism
Author(s): Nicole V.T. Lugosi
Publication: Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 210-233
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21699763.2018.1483256
(Re) inserting Race and Indigeneity in International Relations Theory: A Post-colonial Approach
Author(s): Mariam Georgis and Nicole V.T. Lugosi
Publication: Global Change, Peace & Security
Volume: 26
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 71-83
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14781158.2014.867845
“Truth-telling” and Legal Discourse: A Critical Analysis of the Neil Stonechild Inquiry
Author(s): Nicole V.T. Lugosi
Publication: Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique
Volume: 44
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 299-315
External Link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-journal-of-political-science-revue-canadienne-de-science-politique/article/truthtelling-and-legal-discourse-a-critical-analysis-of-the-neil-stonechild-inquiry/880CDEFB3B42208601C9E6B3FAEA8266