Bio (Dr. Stéphanie Vieille)

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Dr. Stéphanie Vieille


Associate Faculty


School of Humanitarian Studies


Dr. Stéphanie Vieille is passionate about empowering learners to bring about the change they want to see in the world. Her research interests include intercultural understanding, transitional justice, post-colonial theory, change management, stakeholder engagement, and the promotion of social and environmental justice. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral research examined customary and Indigenous approaches and mechanisms of justice. It was used by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s work for the promotion and protection of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Dr. Vieille has more than 10 years of university teaching experience. She has conducted research in various contexts and regions of the world including Europe, sub-Sahara Africa, the South Pacific and Canada. She has practical experience working with municipal, provincial and federal government and not-for-profit organizations.


Dr. Vieille holds a PhD in Political Science from Western University (2012) where she was a research fellow with the Center for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. She holds a Master of Arts in in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury (2004). She was awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral award in 2014. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Victoria (2019) and holds several certificates in adult education and university teaching.