Campus Directory: Christopher Kukucha

University of Lethbridge

Christopher Kukucha
Political Science Department
Office: D854 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2575


Canadian foreign policy, International political economy, Canadian federalism, Sub-federal foreign trade policy, International relations, Canada-US relations

Research Areas

Canadian foreign policy: provincial foreign trade policy, International political economy, International relations, Foreign policy of US states


B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Chris Kukucha completed his undergraduate education at the University of British Columbia and his Masterís degree at the University of Windsor. After working for a year in the public sector he returned to the University of Alberta, where he completed his PhD in 1996.

His first teaching appointment was at the UofA in 1996 and he was hired as a full time faculty member at Douglas College later that year. In 1999 Chris became both the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Douglas College and President of the British Columbia Political Science Articulation Committee. He also taught at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia as a sessional instructor between 1999 and 2001. In July of 2001 he was selected for a tenure-track appointment at the University of Lethbridge.

Research Interests

His research interests include Canadian foreign policy, international political economy, and Canadian federalism. Recent publications focus on the relevance of domestic politics and subnational governments in the formulation of Canadaís global trade relations.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Foreign Policy of US States SUNY Plattsburgh Fulbright, $25,000, 2008.

Chris Kukucha, University of Lethbridge
Provincial Foreign Trade Policy NA.

Chris Kukucha, University of Lethbridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Comparative Dispute Resolution in Bilateral, Regional, and Multilateral Trade and Investment Regimes Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2005

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