G.V. Loewen is the author of forty-five books in print and is one of Canada’s leading contemporary thinkers. Loewen is apparently also the most prolific scholarly book writer of ‘Generation X’ (1963-1981; cf. list of authors on ‘Writing’ page). He is a student of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Born in Victoria, January 31, 1966, Loewen was educated at the University of Victoria with a BA and MA in anthropology and at the University of British Columbia, receiving the PhD in anthropology in 1997. He held two tenure stream positions in the United States before taking up his academic position in Saskatoon, Canada, in 2005, where he was chair of the sociology department for five years and from which he retired in 2018. Over the course of his career, Loewen won two major teaching awards at two universities and was nominated for four others. He lives on Vancouver Island and is married to the sociologist Jennifer Lynn Heller.

Yale University Library has an almost complete collection of Loewen’s books thus far:


World-wide Loewen’s works appear in almost 3700 listings in about 1500 different libraries: