Our people

Lisa Kahaleole Hall

Program director
Indigenous Studies
Lisa Kahaleole Hall is the director of Indigenous Studies at UVic. She received an MA and PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She graduated with a BA cum laude in Women’s Studies from Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, colonialism, and indigeneity with gender and sexuality.
Office: Clearihue A309
Jeff Corntassel

Associate professor
Jeff Corntassel (Cherokee Nation), received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1998. His research and teaching interests include Indigenous political movements, community resurgence, and sustainable self-determination.
Office: Clearihue B304
Christine O’Bonsawin

Associate professor
History
While in graduate studies, Christine's research focus was primarily in the areas of Olympic and Indigenous histories – both areas of personal significance and importance. During the completion of her Ph.D., Christine taught in the First Nations Studies program at Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies. Since moving to the University of Victoria in 2007 she has remained committed to researching, writing, and teaching in areas related to sport, Olympic, and Indigenous histories.
Office: Clearihue B303
Ruth  Parrish

Administrative assistant
Indigenous Studies
Office: Clearihue A311