Dr. Glenn Graham specializes in Canadian Politics and has taught a variety of political science courses at Saint Francis Xavier University, Dalhousie University, and most recently Cape Breton University. His research interests are multiple and interdisciplinary and include: local, community, and regional development (and, recently, how circular economy principles may be applied to these areas), electoral boundaries commissions and related processes, health policy, regional innovation systems, regionalism, culture(s) and identity, Canadian political institutions, federalism and intergovernmental relations, Nova Scotia and provincial politics, public policy, Atlantic Canada, globalization, governance, political economy, creative economy (cultural industries), and Gaelic language and arts preservation and revitalization.
Click the following link for Glenn's academic article, co-authored with his colleague Dr. Jim Bickerton in the Canadian Political Science Review, titled "Electoral Parity or Protecting Minorities? Path Dependency and Consociational Districting in Nova Scotia." https://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/cpsr/article/view/1748/1363
Click the following link for Glenn's academic article in the Journal of Canadian Studies (University of Toronto Press), titled "Marginalization, Resilience, Integration: Reconstructing and Globalizing Canada's 'Celtic Fringe' Island Region of Cape Breton." https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/jcs.52.3.2017-0059.r2
Click the following link for information on Glenn's involvement as a Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commissioner. See links to the commission's reports which benefitted from Glenn's political science expertise, and his written contributions. https://electionsnovascotia.ca/2019_Boundaries
Click the following links for information on Glenn's peer-reviewed (and often cited) book The Cape Breton Fiddle: Making and Maintaining Tradition, CBU Press, distributed by Nimbus Publishing. https://nimbus.ca/store/cape-breton-fiddle.html https://www.amazon.ca/Cape-Breton-Fiddle-Glenn-Graham/dp/1897009097
Cape Breton communities are rebuilding in response to outmigration, industrial decline, and other pressures and opportunities presented by globalization and a recent positive immigration turn. Some are harnessing the Island's endogenous assets, one of which includes its traditional fiddle music, rooted in Gaelic culture. The Red Shoe Pub exemplifies these dynamics. Below are clips from The Red Shoe featuring Glenn performing with Kenneth MacKenzie, Allan Dewar (piano) and Patrick Gillis (guitar), as well as Joel Chiasson (piano, clip #2).