Barry Cooper is a fourth-generation Albertan who was educated at Shawnigan Lake School, the University of British Columbia and Duke University (PhD, 1969). He taught at several universities in Laurentian Canada before coming to the University of Calgary in 1981. He has translated, edited, or written over 35 books, most recently (with Marco Navarro-Genie) COVID-19: The Politics of a Pandemic Moral Panic. He has written extensively on Canadian politics, terrorism, and the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin. In 2020 he published Paleolithic Politics: The Human Community in Early Art (Notre Dame) and is currently working on a book on Neolithic political symbols. Cooper has lectured extensively in Europe, the United States, India, Australia, and China. In addition to receiving numerous research grants, he has received two major awards, the Konrad Adenauer Award from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Germany, and a Killam Research Fellowship. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1993.
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