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

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies


Area of Study / Keywords

International Indigeneity Racism Nationhood Discourse/Frame/Media Analysis


Nicole (Nykkie) Lugosi-Schimpf is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She is Métis and Eastern European, originally from Winnipeg, MB.


Nykkie is a qualitative scholar specializing in: International Indigeneity, BIPOC-Indigenous relations (Canada and Central Europe), nation(hood), identity, and structural racism. Current projects include: Confronting Nationalist Narratives: Educating Newcomers about Indigenous Canada, Beyond the Deficit: Indigenous and Romani Insights on Resistance and Resilience, and No Outsides: Underground Arts as a Catalyst for Pluralism in an Era of Polarization.


University Affairs Story by Sparrow McGowan.

April 14, 2022. “Multi-university project uses digital literacy to fight discrimination.”


CBC Radio-Canada (in French)

May 8, 2021. "Des étudiants augmentent la représentativité autochtone sur Wikipédia."


University of Alberta Folio Story by Jordan M. Cook.

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


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?"


HUM 101 Radio Segment

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


WikiEdu Blog Post by Helaine Blumenthal 

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


Featured Publications

Nicole VT Lugosi[-Schimpf], Nicole Patrie, and Kris Cromwell

Critical Studies in Education . 2022 May; Online First 10.1080/17508487.2022.2074489

Mariam Georgis and Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf

Millennium Journal of International Studies . 2021 December; 50 (1):174-198 10.1177/03058298211055218

Nicole Lugosi-Schimpf and Lori Thorlakson

London: Routledge. 2021 February;

Nicole V.T. Lugosi

Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 61

Nicole V.T. Lugosi

Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. 34 (3):210-233

Mariam Georgis and Nicole V.T. Lugosi

Global Change, Peace & Security. 26 (1):71-83

Nicole V.T. Lugosi

Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique. 44 (2):299-315

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