Jack Lucas


Thanks for visiting this site. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Urban Policy Program at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. During the 2017-18 academic year, I will be a Research Fellow at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. I am also currently Assistant Editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

I am interested in urban politics and Canadian political development, with a particular focus on the institutions of Canadian urban democracy: what they are, when and why they change, and how they matter for urban representation and public policy. For an overview of my past and current research, please see my research page.

Before coming to Calgary, I was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta for the 2014-15 academic year. I completed my PhD in political science, under the supervision of Graham White, at the University of Toronto in July of 2014.

Please click on the links above for more information about my teaching and research. My CV is here. Please also feel free to contact me or follow me on Twitter.