Nicole V.T. Lugosi-Schimpf - PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
Nicole V.T. Lugosi-Schimpf is of Métis, Cree, and Hungarian descent, originally from Winnipeg, MB. She is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Native Studies and a PhD Candidate specializing in Comparative Politics (especially Canada and Central Eastern Europe) and International Relations in the Department of Political Science, at the University of Alberta. Her doctoral research examines how the intersecting roles of nationalism, populism, and authoritarianism are used in the framing strategies of Populist Radical Right political parties in Hungary. She has also presented and published work on the politics of race, gender, Indigeneity, minority rights, and the criminal justice system. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) for her doctoral research and the 2012 Routledge International Global Change, Peace & Security Essay Prize (with Mariam Georgis). In addition to her native English, she also speaks Plains Cree (nehiyawewin), Hungarian (magyar), and basic Québecois French.