John-Henry Harter

Sessional Instructor




  • Ph.D., Candidate, History, focus on Canadian, Labour, Environmental, and North American History, Simon Fraser University
  • M.A., History, focus on Canadian, Labour, and BC History, Simon Fraser University
  • B.A., History, Minor in Film Studies, University of Victoria


John-Henry Harter is a lecturer in History and Labour Studies at Simon Fraser UniversityHe has had what can be best described as an untraditional education. A high school dropout he worked as a washer of walls, a digger of ditches, a tender of bar, and a waiter of tables. Going back to school as a mature John-Henry graduated with honours with a degree in History and minor in Film Studies. He has a Masters in History from SFU and is currently examining the history of workers as environmentalists for his PhD at SFU.

He writes on Class, the Environment, and Popular Culture when not consuming too much coffee and TV. He occasionally writes for Canadian Dimension. @JohnHenryHarter

Recent Publications:


When Blue Meets Green: The Intersection of Workers and the Environment” in The Otter 

“Real to Reel: Using Film to teach Labour History” for Active History


New Social Movements, Class, and the Environment: A Case Study of Greenpeace Canada (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2011)