Canadian Studies Welcomes Nicholas Fraser as New Sproul Research Fellow

Nicholas A. R. Fraser

Canadian Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas A. R. Fraser will be joining our team as a John A. Sproul Research Fellow for Academic Year 2021-22, beginning September 1.

In his new role, Dr. Fraser will assist program director Irene Bloemraad in research measuring Canadians' attitudes towards immigration. Friends of the program may remember him from a lecture he gave in March 2020, in which he explored variations in asylum recognition rates across several countries through the lens of bureaucratic culture.

Dr. Fraser received his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Toronto, with a specialty in comparative politics and public policy. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary, as well as M.A.s in political science from the University of British Columbia and Waseda University in Japan. His research focuses on how states attempt to control and manage the long-term impacts of immigration; it also engages questions about how interest groups, agencies, and courts influence policy and public attitudes in these fields. He has received numerous previous research grants, including the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Fraser to Berkeley, and look forward to a productive partnership over the coming year.