Dr. Trevor Harrison


Dr. Trevor Harrison is a Professor of Sociology, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. He is a Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, where he has also served as an Associate Director. He is currently the Director of the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta. The Parkland Institute is a province-wide think tank dealing with issues of public policy. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and received his BA (Sociology) at the University of Winnipeg in 1979; MA (Sociology) at the University of Calgary in 1985; and Doctorate (Sociology) at the University of Alberta in 1993. He worked at the University of Alberta as a sessional instructor and first research director of Parkland Institute during the period 1993-2002, before coming to the University of Lethbridge. He became the 2010 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

Dr. Harrison’s aim was to bring a Canadian perspective to the relationship between Canada and the United States since 9/11. His research interests are vast and eclectic, including Canadian society, political sociology, and public policy.  He is best known for his studies in political sociology, political economy, and public policy. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of nine books, numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is a frequent contributor to public media, including radio and television.

Dr. Harrison is married, with two children, and one grandchild.


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Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00
Abstract: Learn about Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity data initiatives, and how these data...
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00
Prentice Institute Panel: Data for Decisions in Public Policy, Sustainability, & Health 20...
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00
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