University of Lethbridge faculty members offer differing areas of expertise on U.S. election issues

Mon, 11/07/2016


In advance of one of the most divisive presidential elections in United States history, the University of Lethbridge boasts a number of experts who have studied a variety of topics related to the election, including the U.S. electoral system, Canada-U.S. relations and women and gender issues in politics.

Feel free to contact one of the following experts directly to enhance your coverage of the U.S. election.

Dr. Geoffrey Hale (Political Science)
Dr. Hale is currently teaching a class on U.S. politics and government and will focus on Canada-U.S. relations and the politics of international trade policies in the next semester. He has studied Canada-U.S. relations, international trade and economic policies for years and has published works on the role of U.S. Congress in these areas.
Contact: 403-329-2572 or

Dr. Catherine Kingfisher (Anthropology)
Dr. Kingfisher, who spent half of her life in the U.S., is currently teaching a course on the anthropology of gender. Her students have been exploring the gendered dynamics of the U.S. election, as well as the impact that this election will have on gender relations in the long run.
Contact: 403-329-2516 or

Dr. Christopher Kukucha (Political Science)
Dr. Kukucha has expertise in areas related to Canadian foreign policy, international political economy and Canada-U.S. relations. He has particularly focused on international trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been a major area of discourse throughout the U.S. election.
Contact: 403-329-2575 or

Donna Townley (Economics)
Townley is an economist who has studied the significance of the Canadian influence on the Montana economy. She is currently discussing the U.S. election in her classes and how its result may affect exchange rates and subsequently the tourism industry.
Contact: 403-329-2519 or
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