Heather Nicol is the Director of the School for the Study of Canada and a Professor of Geography in the School of the Environment at Trent University. Her research is focused upon exploring the dynamics which structure the political geography of the circumpolar North, with a specific focus on the North American Arctic and Canada-US relations. Her work is focused upon cross-border relations, tensions, geopolitical narratives and mappings of power and sovereignty. She is currently exploring both the history of circumpolar geopolitics in relation to globalization, security, environment, and polar governance. Nicol is a Fulbright Scholar and was the 2015-16 Visiting Fulbright Chair to the University of Washington, at the Centre for Canadian Studies and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.