Dr. Jacqueline Quinless Indigenomics Institute & Global Centre of Indigenomics

Dr. Jacqueline Quinless lives on the Traditional Territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, Wsanec and Esquimalt Nations on Vancouver Island with her children. Jacqueline is a biracial person of Indian ethnicity (Hyderabad and Secunderabad, India) and Irish/British ancestry. She holds a PhD in Sociology with a focus on the health, anti-racism anti-colonialism, social inequality, data justice/ sovereignty, applied statistics, decolonization and gender from the University of Victoria. Jacqueline also completed a data fellowship during her postdoctoral work with the Council on library and Information resources (CLIR) in Washington DC and the University of Victoria where she focused on data curation. Jacqueline spent 10 years working for the Federal government and has taught research methods courses extensively in Indigenous communities across Canada and Inuit Nunangat for two decades.

She is a renowned public sociologist and award-winning Public Sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and the Angus Reid Foundation for her community-based research in the advancement of human welfare in Canada. She is the author of the book (2022) Decolonizing Data: Unsettling Conversations about Social Research Methods by the University of Toronto Press, https://utorontopress.com/9781487523336/decolonizing-data/. She is an adjunct professor in Sociology, at the University of Victoria. She enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate course at the University of Victoria and Camosun College on Vancouver Island