Jed Anderson is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the department of Educational Studies at UBC. He is studying higher education in northern British Columbia and is interested in similar cases in other northern regions in Canada and Scandinavia. Jed is curious how non-metropolitan, rural, and peripheral institutions are created and how higher education relates to regionalism and northern development. His research at UBC has led to a greater focus on the role imperialism and individualist-oriented capitalism plays in maintaining spatial inequality in BC.
Related research interests include: Higher education, northern studies, circumpolar studies, rural studies, history of education, resource communities, comparative politics, political history, Nordic/Scandinavian studies, Norway, Canada, northern British Columbia, northern Alberta, centre-periphery relations, regional studies, and political geography. Literature and philosophy readings persistently inform Jed’s education and understanding of the world and his topic.
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. He previously worked as a journalist and photographer in northern Alberta and rural British Columbia. Jed has also worked in local government, as a community college instructor, and as a labourer in an industrial bakery. Jed has studied and worked in both Norway and the United Kingdom. He works as a teaching assistant at the University of British Columbia and occasionally as a freelance photographer, when opportunities arise.
Supervisors: Jason Ellis and Amy Metcalfe (Educational Studies)