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Assistant Professor, Social Work | Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Sulaimon Giwa is an assistant professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs in the school of social work with a cross appointment to the department of sociology at Memorial University, St. John’s. He is also the endowed chair in criminology and criminal justice at St. Thomas University, Fredericton. His applied research program and professional activities centralize critical race transformative pedagogies and human rights theories as frameworks and analytic tools for social justice and equity.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • –present
    Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice, St. Thomas University
  • –present
    Associate Dean, Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • 2017 
    York University, PhD, Social Work (in Race, Ethnicity, and Culture)