Jed Anderson is a first-year PhD student in Educational Studies. He is studying higher education in northern Canada and Scandinavia, with a focus on non-metropolitan British Columbia and Norway. Jed is interested in how rural and peripheral institutions are created and how northern governments and regions benefit from universities and colleges.
Related research interests include: Higher education, history of education, northern studies, circumpolar studies, rural studies, resource communities, comparative politics, political history, Nordic/Scandinavian studies, Norway, Canada, historical institutionalism, northern British Columbia, northern Alberta, centre-periphery relations, and political geography.
Jed holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature and Political Science from Simon Fraser University. Jed has non-academic experience working as a journalist and photographer in northern Alberta and rural British Columbia. He has also worked in local government, as a community college instructor, and in industrial food production. Jed has studied and worked in both Norway and the United Kingdom. He is currently a research assistant at the University of British Columbia.
Supervisors: Jason Ellis (Educational Studies), Amy Metcalfe (Educational Studies)