Heather Nicol is a political geographer with interests in the Canada-US Border, The circumpolar North, and Canada-Cuba relations. Her work explores the structure and operation of the Canada-US border, with special emphasis on the impacts of security.
She is also interested in the circumpolar North as a geopolitical and geo-economic space, and the relationship between the interests of nation-states and indigenous peoples in the North. Dr. Nicol is currently the principal investigator for a SSHRC-funded project on the implications of security along the Canada-US border for American hegemony. She is also investigating the veracity of corporate claims to socio-economic development in the Canadian North.
Heather N. Nicol, forthcoming. Canadian Political Geography for the 21st Century, in R. Tremblay ed. "Geographies of Canada". Peter Lang Publishing, Brussels, Belgium: Canadian Studies Series. www.peterlang.com/.
Heather N. Nicol, 2011. Canadian Arctic Security and Climate Change: Where Does Traditional Security Fit? Conference proceedings. https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/53/43/90/HTML/.
Heather N. Nicol, 2011. Building Borders the Hard Way, in The Ashgate Companion to Border Studies, ed. by Doris Wastl-Walter, UK: Ashgate Press.
Heather N. Nicol, 2010. Book Review. Robert Wright and Lana Wylie eds., Our Place in the Sun. American Review of Canadian Studies, Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era. American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4, p. 558-559.
Heather N. Nicol, 2010. Reframing sovereignty: indigenous peoples and Arctic states. Political Geography, Vol. 29,pp. 78-80.
Victor Konrad and Heather N. Nicol, 2010. Border Culture, the Boundary Between Canada and the United States of America, and the Advancement of Borderlands Theory. Geopolitics. Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 70-90.
Victor Konrad and Heather Nicol, Passports for All. Canadian-American Public Policy. No. 74, May 2008. pp.1-64.
Heather N. Nicol, 2010. Canada-Cuba relations: An ambivalent media and policy. Canadian Foreign Policy Vol. 16, No. 16: 1 pp.103