About Shannon Stunden Bower

I am an environmental historian and historical geographer primarily concerned with the Canadian prairie west. Water is of special interest to me, as are the actions of government institutions. I have applied historical methods to the study of environmental planning efforts by municipal, provincial and federal governments. I’m an assistant professor in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.

From 2012 to 2014, I was the Research Director at the Parkland Institute, a public policy research institute affiliated with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.

From September 2008 to June 2012, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. During that time, I also received a postdoctoral grant through the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta. From September 2006 to August 2008, I held a Grant Notley postdoctoral fellowship.

In July 2006, I completed a Ph.D. in Geography at the University of British Columbia.

I can be contacted at stundenbower@ualberta.ca