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

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

Pronouns: she/her

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:

  • Post-colonial and Post-communist Democracies 
  • Indigeneity
  • Structural Racism 
  • Criminal Justice System 
  • International Security Issues (Sex Trafficking)
  • Comparative work (Canada and Central Eastern Europe)


Current Research Projects:

Title: Structural Racism: Case Studies: K-12 Education, Social Services, Legal System.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf

Co-Investigators: Dr. Paul Gareau, Jade Brown-Tootosis, Sara Howdle, Dr. Nancy Van Styvendale from the University of Alberta.

 

Title: Innovative Social Pedagogy to Empower Indigenous Communities & Reduce Gender, Racial Biases.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Vivek Vankatesh, UNESCO co-Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (Concordia University).

Co-Investigators: Dr. Paul Gareau, Dr. Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf, and Dr. Jason Wallin from the University of Alberta; Lucy Lu from Third Space Playback in Edmonton, Alberta; Shawn Tse from Fallout Media in Edmonton.

 

Title: Multi-Stakeholder Interventions to Prevent Profiling, Racism and Discrimination in Indigenous and Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities in Canada: Evaluating the Impact of Open Online Training and Participatory Workshops that Emphasise Collaboration Across Policy, Education, Community, Public Safety and Mental Health Sectors.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Vivek Vankatesh, UNESCO co-Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (Concordia University).

Co-Investigators: Dr. Paul Gareau, Dr. Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf, and Dr. Jason Wallin from the University of Alberta; Lucy Lu from Third Space Playback in Edmonton, Alberta; Dr. Cécile Rousseau from RAPS in Montreal, Québec; and Dr. Ghayda Hassan from CPN-PREV in Montreal, Québec.


Media:

University of Alberta Folio Story by Jordan M. Cook.

April 30, 2021. "Bringing Indigenous Perspectives to Wikipedia."

https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/04/students-bring-indigenous-perspectives-to-wikipedia.html


Dan Levy talks with Dr. Tracy Bear and Dr. Paul Gareau from the University of Alberta, with special guest Dr. Nykkie Lugosi. YouTube.

September 27, 2020. "Indigenous Canada Module 6: A Modern Indian?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2nxgAhf7I&t=3045s


HUM 101 Radio Segment

October 16, 2020. "Introduction and thinking about were we are."

https://hum101onair.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/week-1/


WikiEdu Blog Post by Helaine Blumenthal

January 13, 2021. "Improving Wikipedia's Coverage of Indigenous Canadians."

https://wikiedu.org/blog/2021/01/13/improving-wikipedias-coverage-of-indigenous-canadians/


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 Winter Term 2022
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 2021
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 Winter Term 2022
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 2021

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Publications

“Words That Hurt Democracy: The Sticks and Stones of Anti-Democratic Discourse in Hungary and Germany”. In Political Incivility in the Parliamentary, Electoral and Media Arena: Crossing boundaries (Ed. Annmarie Walter).
Author(s): Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf and Lori Thorlakson
Publication Date: 2/26/2021
Publication: London: Routledge
Page Numbers: 35-55
External Link: https://www.routledge.com/Political-Incivility-in-the-Parliamentary-Electoral-and-Media-Arena-Crossing/Walter/p/book/9780367462734
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