Harder, Lois

University of Alberta

Lois Harder is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.  Primarily focusing on Canada, she researches and teaches in the areas of citizenship law, social policy and the regulation of intimate life. She is currently working on a book examining Canada’s citizenship laws, the Lost Canadians, and the complexities of birthright citizenship. Lois received her PhD in 1997 from York University (Toronto). She held a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Hawaii in 2008, and was the Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library in 2014. She and her colleague Steve Patten have recently co-edited Patriation and its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).