Claude Couture (born in 1956) is a historian and writer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Couture completed a PhD in history at the University of Montreal in 1987 and has been in Edmonton, Canada since 1988 as a professor in social sciences and Canadian studies. Since the beginning of his career he has been interested in the theme of modernity studied from different aspects: urban history, architecture, political and economical history, social sciences theories, critical analysis of the theories of postcolonialism, critical analysis of the theories of nationalism.
Claude Couture is a professor at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta since 1988, the director of the Canadian Studies Institute of the University of Alberta (2006), the editor in chief of the International Journal of Canadian Studies (2005) and authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited over 12 books and 50 papers in scientific journals.Prix Eugène Trottier 2010 (Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta)
University Cup 2010 (University of Alberta)
CAFA Distinguished Academic Award 2008 (Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations)
Killam Professorship 2007–2008 (University of Alberta)
Rutherford Award 2006 (University of Alberta)
University of Washington Québec Studies Chair 2006
Canada-US Fulbright Chair 2004–2005