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Nawel Hamidi

Assistant Professor | Faculty staff

E-mail : nhamidi@ustpaul.ca

Phone : 613-236-1393 , extension 2494

Office : GIG 272

Dr. Nawel Hamidi is a professor in the School of Leadership, Ecology and Equity at St-Paul University, Ottawa. Both a lawyer and sociologist, her current research focuses on the comparative study of colonialism and its effects on the governance of post-independence and Indigenous societies. Her doctoral research focused on the phenomenon of systemic humiliation in Algeria under the French regime and its impact on the notion of human dignity and on post-independence governmentality. She has developed expertise on the genesis of colonial systems, land tenure and colonial laws of exception. She teaches topics related to transformative leadership, anti-racist and post-(de)colonial theories, spirituality and non-Western epistemologies, and First Peoples. She is a member of the Quebec Bar since 2005. Her law practice focuses on territorial questions, governance, and the protection of the living.

  • PH.D., Sociology, University of Essex (UK), 2023
  • M.A., Theology, Université St-Paul, 2008
  • Propaedeutic, Theology, St-Paul University, 2006
  • Bar School, Quebec, 2003
  • LL.B., Laval University, 2001