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Dr. Lina Sunseri

Dr. Lina Sunseri

Lina SunseriDivision of Sociology and Family Studies
Office: BR 121
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28115

Academic Background

  • Honors B.A., with Distinction, Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Guelph
  • Ph.D., Sociology, York University

Research and Scholarly Interests

Indigenous women’s issues in relation to colonialism and decolonialism; Gender and Nationalism; Representation of Indigenous Peoples and other racialized groups in mainstream media and popular culture; Gender and Sports; Gender and Popular Culture; Community Development; Critical Pedagogy; Law and Inequality.

Dr. Sunseri's research on Oneida women seeking restoration of tradition is featured in Living Research - 2010, Volume 1.


  • Soc 2239, Social Inequality
  • Soc 2299A/B, Indigenous Women: A Comparative Perspective
  • Soc 3322A/B, Community Analysis: Research and Evaluation
  • Soc 3333F/G, Interpreting Law and Social Policy to Build Communities
  • Soc 3341F/G, Social Construction of Gender

Representative Publications

  • Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity, co-edited with Martin Cannon. Oxford University Press. 2011.
  • Being Again of One Mind: Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization. University of British Columbia Press. 2011.
  • Colonialism and Racism in Canada: Historical Traces and Contemporary Issues co-edited with Maria Wallis and Grace-Edward Galabuzi. 2010. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.
  • "Indigenous Voice Matters: Claiming our Space through Decolonizing Research", Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, Issue 9, December 2007, pp. 93-106.
  • "Sky Woman Lives On: Contemporary Examples of Mothering the Nation", Canadian Woman Studies, Volume 26, Number 4,Winter/Spring 2008, pp. 21-25.
  • 2000. "Moving Beyond the Feminism versus the Nationalism Dichotomy: An Anti-Colonial Feminist Perspective on Aboriginal Liberation Struggles" in Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 20, No.2, 143-148.