Larry Patriquin has a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University. He is the author of Agrarian Capitalism and Poor Relief in England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State and Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens (both with Palgrave Macmillan) and the editor of The Ellen Meiksins Wood Reader (Brill/Haymarket). His recent articles have appeared in New Politics, Canadian Review of Social Policy, and Journal of Progressive Human Services. He is a member of the editorial board of Socialist Studies/Études socialistes. He received a Nipissing University Research Achievement Award in 2004.

Dr. Patriquin’s broad research area is capitalism in theoretical and historical perspective, with a specific focus on poverty and the welfare state. He has written on topics that are Canadian and non-Canadian, covering time periods both historical and contemporary. He combines an avid interest in social and political thought alongside detailed empirical research, with the aim of producing works for both scholarly and popular audiences.