Dr. Nathalie Piquemal


Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P)

(204) 474-7032
Room 230C Education Building

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Nathalie Piquemal is originally from France where she completed her master’s degree in education and anthropology. She received her PhD from the University of Alberta in 1999 in both Departments of Education and Anthropology. Her research focused on ethical protocols for research practices that are inclusive of Indigenous perspectives. Nathalie joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba in 2000. She specializes in the field of intercultural and international education, with special attention to issues of cultural discontinuities as experiences by minority students. Specifically, Nathalie works with both teachers and immigrants on the cultural and linguistic barriers that minority students face in educational contexts. Her work explores the experiences of immigrants, with special attention to issues of marginalization, race and privilege. She uses phenomenological inquiry to better address issues of marginalized voices, particularly in her more recent work with refugees and war-affected families. Her current research focuses on the adjustment of internationally adopted children, specifically transracial and transcultural issues in family and school life.

1999 – PhD, University of Alberta
1994 – DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondie),
            Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, France
1993 – MEd (Maîtrise), Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, France
1991 – BA, Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, France

Areas of Specialization

Intercultural and international education
Research ethics
Immigration, language and culture
Aboriginal education

Research Interests
Immigrants, refugees and war-affected families
Cultural and linguistic discontinuities
Minority education
Marginalization and racism