Jarvis, Dr. Douglas

BA Mount Allison University, MA York University, PhD Carleton University Assistant Professor
Email: Office:
  • Prince George


Douglas’ primary research and teaching interests are in comparative North American studies, social and political thought, history and literary/film criticism. He has taught comparative politics and international relations at the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as Canadian governance on the federal, provincial and local levels at Lakehead University. Douglas has also taught modern political philosophy at Carleton University. He has published in the Canadian Review of American Studies, the American Review of Canadian Studies and the Journal of Family History. Douglas was also an invited contributor to the two volume anthology series titled Trump and Political Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan—2017). He is a recipient of the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson Award of Excellence in Canadian Studies and was a representative of Canada at the 2007 European Union Diplomatic Study Tour.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • History
  • Political Science
Areas of Expertise:

Comparative North American Studies, History of Political Thought, Western history

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

2020, "Finding Canada's Place in Richard Weaver's American Stereopticon: David Cronenberg's Obscene Critique of the Canadian Way of Life", Canadian Review of American Studies, Vol. 50, Issue 1

2018, "The Ideological Rhetoric of the Trump Platform and Edmund Burke's Theory of a Generational Compact", Trump and Political Philosophy: Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Civic Virtue (eds. by M. Sable and A. Jaramillo Torres, Palgrave MacmIllan

2013, "The Southern Conservative Thought of John C. Calhoun and the Cultural Foundations of the Canadian Identity", American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 43, Issue 3

2011, "The Family as the Foundation of Political Rule in Western Philosophy: A Comparative Analysis of Aristotle's Politics and Hegel's Philosophy of Right", Journal of Family History, Vol 36, Issue 4