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Dr. Erickson teaches in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He completed a BA with a double major in International Relations and Philosophy at UBC, an MA in Philosophy at Bond University, and a PhD in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been at UBC since 2008. Dr. Erickson’s research focuses on the practical application of critical theory, including the use of fear as a political tool. He currently teaches an introduction to political theory, as well as courses on ethics in world politics, the politics of fear, and postmodern political theory. He is the author of The Poetics of Fear (Bloomberg, 2010). In 2010 Chris was awarded the American Political Science Association Teaching Excellence Award.