Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also the Associate Director of Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He teaches courses in public policy at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and conducts research in the areas of immigration and citizenship policy in Europe and North America.
His current research examines the extension of public funding for Islamic religious education in Canada and Germany. He is also interested in (i) how centre-right, conservative parties in Europe and North America are adapting their electoral strategies in response to more culturally diverse electorates, and (ii) why requests for religious accommodation on the part of minority religious groups prompt intense debates in some contexts but not others.
He is the author of Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Canadian Political Science Association’s 2013 Donald Smiley Prize for the best book in Canadian politics and 2014 Comparative Politics Prize. He is the editor of Wanted and Welcome? Policies for Highly Skilled Immigrants in Comparative Perspective (New York: Springer, 2013), and co-editor (with Kristin Good and Luc Turgeon) of Segmented Cities? How Urban Contexts Shape Ethnic and Nationalist Politics (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014).
His recent scholarly publications have appeared in German Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Politics, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Research, and the Review of International Studies.
Research Interests: International migration, Citizenship and nationhood, Multiculturalism, and Ethnicity and race