People

Additional Theme Leaders

George Richardson

Dr. George H. Richardson is Professor and Associate Dean (International) in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education.  His research interests include the role of education in national identity formation, global citizenship education, multicultural and international education and action research.  Internationally, he has worked in development-based projects in Ukraine, Western China, Jordan, Iraq, Tanzania, Ghana, Pakistan and Vietnam. From 2006 to 2011, he was Co-chair of UNESCO’s Steering Committee on Teacher Training in Iraq. Dr. Richardson is part of the team working with the Alberta Teachers’ Association to develop curriculum materials for Alberta high school classrooms. 

 

Kent den Heyer

Kent den Heyer is an Associate Professor, Dept. of Secondary Education, University of Alberta. He has taught a range of subjects and grades in schools in Canada, Japan, and Colombia, prospective teachers in Canada and the United States. He has published and presented research internationally on student and teacher interpretations of the conditions necessary for social change, psychoanalytic approaches to anti-racist education, and curriculum theory. He is currently the editor of Canadian Social Studies. Dr. den Heyer is part of the team working with the Alberta Teachers’ Association to develop curriculum materials for Alberta high school classrooms.

 

Mark Nuttall

Mark Nuttall, PhD, holds the Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of Anthropology. He joined the University of Alberta in 2003 from the University of Aberdeen, where he held a Personal Chair in Social Anthropology. He also holds a visiting position as Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Oulu. His work in the Arctic, North Atlantic and western and northern Canada addresses environmental change and resource use issues in rural and coastal communities; large-scale industrial development; depopulation and migration; climate change impacts on indigenous peoples and their livelihoods; and the human dimensions of global environmental and sustainability issues. Nuttall is author and editor of several books. His latest book projects are on indigenous peoples and oil and gas development, and the anthropology and political ecology of global change. Dr. Nuttall is the Theme Leader on the North.