Dr. Lina Sunseri

Dr. Lina Sunseri

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, Sociology


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28115



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, York University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Guelph
  • Honors B.A., with Distinction, Sociology, Western 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, Indigeneity In Canada. with Martin J. Cannon. 2nd edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press 2017.
  • "Intersections of Colonialism, Indigeneity, Gender and Nationalism," pp. 23-39 in Gül Çalışkan ed. Gendering Globalization, Globalizing Gender: Postcolonial Perspectives." Don Mills: Oxford University Press. 2020.
  • 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.