Dr. Trevor Harrison was born and raised in Edmonton. He holds a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg, an M.A. from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Alberta. His areas of specialty include political sociology, political economy, and public policy.
He is currently Professor and Chair of the department of sociology at the University of Lethbridge and Co-Director of the Parkland Institute. Previously, Dr. Harrison was a visiting professor at the University of Alberta where he also co-founded the Parkland Institute and was its first Research Director.
Dr. Harrison is best known for his studies of populist politics in Canada and the political culture of Alberta and the Canadian west in particular. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he is the author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books dealing with politics, economics, and sociology, including most recently, Twenty-First Century Japan: A New Sun Rising (Black Rose, 2008). His op-ed columns frequently appear in national newspapers.
Appearing at these conference event(s):
- Feb. 13, 2010 - Lessons Learned From the Klein Cuts
- Nov. 19, 2011 - Workers, the economic crisis, and wealth concentration in Canada
- Nov. 24, 2012 - Economic Development and Disparity in the North
Parkland Conferences participated in:Parkland/AFL Conference 2010
Parkland Fall Conference 2011
Parkland Fall Conference 2012