Our Experts

Hansen, Peo

Peo Hansen´s research interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European integration. He has written extensively on the questions of migration, citizenship and identity as these relate to the current project and political economy of European integration. He has also explored the significance of colonialism and decolonization for the historical development of European integration and the current politics of European identity. Research interests: Migration policy, EU citizenship, colonial history, political economy, European Union

Linköping University


Nohl, Arnd-Michael

Arnd-Michael Nohl is investigating various subject-matters from an educational science perspective: the political socialization of populism supporters, the educational interaction in child day-care centers, learning with and from material things. In the course of his research, he also further develops qualitative methods. Research Interests: Political Socialization, Political Education, Educational Processes, Migration, Populism, and Research Methods

Helmut Schmidt University


Fischer, Franziska

Franziska Fischer currently pursues her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria in the faculty of Political Science under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Schmidtke and in collaboration with the Centre for Global Studies. She successfully balances her academic career and the arrival of her first child in January 2019. Franziska holds an MA joint degree in Erasmus Mundus Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and the University of Wroclaw with an additional research semester at Dalhousie University in […]

Department of Political Science, University of Victoria


Bevelander, Pieter

Dr. Pieter Bevelander’s main research field is international migration and different aspects of immigrant integration as well the reactions of natives towards immigrants and minorities. A number of his publications include the labour market situation of immigrants in a regional setting and the effects of labour market policy measures directed towards immigrants in Sweden. His research topics include also the labour market integration of men and women in the Netherlands, the ascension to citizenship of immigrants in the Netherlands and […]

Malmö University


Konrad, Victor

In 1990, Victor Konrad accepted the position as founding Executive Director of the Fulbright Program between Canada and the United States. Dr. Konrad has devoted his career to higher education advancement and development between these neighbouring countries. His research is centred on the transfer of culture across borders, and he has published extensively about Native American encounters with Europeans, cultural landscape transitions, and Canada-U.S. borderlands. Professor Konrad has taught at universities in the United States and Canada, and from 1980 […]

Carleton University


Mutlu, Can

Dr. Can E. Mutlu is an Associate Professor of Global Politics at Acadia University. His published research deals with borders and mobility, critical approaches to security, exceptionalism, race and ethnicity. He has carried out extensive research on issues such as the Europeanization of migration and asylum policy in Turkey, migrations from Syria to Turkey, the governance of refugee crises, and the externalization of border controls. Research Interests: Borders and mobility, Critical approaches to security studies, International political sociology, Exceptionalism, Race, and […]

Acadia University


Bauder, Harald

Harald Bauder is the founding Director (2011-2015) of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and the Graduate Program for Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS). Professor Bauder published several books, dozens of popular and academic articles on issues of immigration. In 2015 he was awarded the Konrad Adenauer Research Award in recognition of his academic achievements and to promote further collaboration projects between Canada and […]

Ryerson University


Hamila, Ahmed

Ahmed Hamila is Winer-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Cambridge. Currently he is also the  FNRS-F.R.S. research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Université Libre de Bruxelles and the President of the Young Researchers Network of the European Community Studies Association – Canada. Ahmed was awarded the Robert Bourassa Foundation Excellence Award for the most promising doctoral thesis project in European Studies. The title of his PHD is: European Asylum Policy Related to Sexual Orientation: A Common System, Several Implementation Models. Ahmed’s research […]

University of Cambridge


Satzewich, Victor Nicholas

Victor Satzewich is Professor at the McMasters University. His research interests focus on historical sociology, aboriginal peoples, race and ethnic relations, racism, immigration, Indian administration in Canada, political sociology and the Ukrainian Diaspora. Currently Prof. Satzewich is leading the research project ‘Immigration Consulting in Sending and Receiving Countries, Growth, Activities and State Regulation’, funded by the Insight Grant of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Research Interests: Immigration Policies, Minorities and Immigration, Policing and Immigration, Social Inequality, […]

McMaster University


Watson, Scott

Scott Watson is an Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria . His research interests include the construction of security threats and conditions of ‘national’ insecurity, particularly in the realm of migration; as well as the role various actors play in these processes. Scott Watson is the author of The Securitisation of Humanitarian Migration (Routledge, 2009).  “This book examines how western liberal states are progressively restricting access to refugees and asylum seekers, even […]

University of Victoria


Tungohan, Ethel

Ethel Tungohan is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism, and Assistant Professor of Politics and Social Science at York University. She has also been appointed as a Broadbent Institute Fellow. Previously, she was the Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. She received her doctoral degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Her research looks at migrant labor, specifically assessing migrant activism. Her forthcoming book, “From the Politics of Everyday Resistance to […]

University of Toronto


Good Gingrich, Luann

Luann Good Gingrich’s research investigates the interface of social welfare and human services, inequality and diversity, and migration studies. Through tracing official policies and practices to the everyday lives of migrant women and immigrant groups in Canada, her analyses demonstrate how social policies and human services function to make and organize social groups defined by race, ethnicity, nation, class, religion, gender and age. The complex relationships between the state, “mainstream” society, and culturally and religiously distinct communities have been central […]

York University


Moffette, David

David Moffette is a sociologist who studies various questions related to the intersections between criminal law and immigration law, the securitization of immigration, borders and bordering practices, policing, state multiculturalism, and race and racism. His recent book Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour and Security in Spain (UBC Press, 2018) looks at the logics and practices that have informed immigration and border policies in this southern European country since the 1980s. He is the principal investigator for a new community-engaged research titled […]

University of Ottawa


Ramos, Howard

Howard Ramos is a political sociologist who investigates issues of social justice and equity. He has published on social movements, human rights, environmental advocacy, immigration, ethnicity, and race. He is currently working on projects looking at secondary cities, environmental advocacy, tourism development, and integration of immigrants and refugees. He works with graduate students looking at these issues as state funding of women’s organizations, new technology, and public attitudes and social values. Research Interests: Political sociology, Immigration, Race and ethnic relations, […]

Western University


Zaman, Habiba

Dr. Habiba Zaman is Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University. Her areas of research interest include Immigrants, settlement and work in Canada; Global south and social justice movements; Gender and development; Globalization and labour mobility; Race, gender and class; South Asia. She has published extensively in international journals. Research Interests: Immigrants and settlement in Canada, Global south and social justice movements, Labour mobility, and Race, gender and class

Simon Fraser University


Gabriel, Christina

Christina Gabriel specific research interests focus on citizenship and migration, gender and politics, regional integration and globalization. She is the co-author of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization (2002) and is a co-editor of Governing International Labour Migration: Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas (2008). She has contributed chapters and articles on issues such as migration, border control, transnational care labour and North American regional integration.   Research Interests: Labour Migration, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Canadian Immigration Policy, Gender and […]

Carleton University

Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).