Faculty: Dr. Lina Sunseri

Lina SunseriAssociate Professor, Sociology, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Office: BR 121
Email: lsunseri@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28115

Academic Background

  • Honors B.A., with Distinction, Sociology, Western University
  • 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.