Sheryl Lightfoot

Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor in Political Science, Public Policy and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia

Sheryl R. Lightfoot is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), where she holds academic appointments in Political Science, the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and First Nations and Indigenous Studies. She is also currently serving as Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs. Her research focuses on Indigenous global politics, especially Indigenous rights and their implementation in global, national and regional contexts. Dr. Lightfoot is Anishinaabe from the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe.

Experience

  • –present
    Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor in Political Science, Public Policy and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Minnesota, PhD, Political Science