Garth Stevenson is a professor emeritus of political science at Brock University, where he taught from 1987 until 2012, and served as chairman of the political science department from 2003 to 2006. He is a frequent contributor to Inroads. He is the author of eight books including Parallel Paths: The Development of Nationalism in Ireland and Quebec, which won the Donald Smiley prize in 2007. His most recent book is Building Nations from Diversity: Canadian and American Experience Compared, which was published in 2014 by McGill-Queen's University Press. He lives in Grimsby, Ontario.