Our Experts

Heinonen, Tuula

Tuula Heinonen is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Her interests are in gender and international social development, women’s health, integration issues of immigrants and refugees in new host countries, photovoice, and arts-based social work practice and research. She also completed an advanced diploma in art therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2016. Research Interests: International Social Development, Cultural Identity and Cultural Retention of Immigrants, Refugee and Immigrant Settlement Issues, Social […]

University of Manitoba


Sahadeo, Jeff

Jeff Sahadeo is Associate Professor at Carleton University and the director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). His teaching and research interests include the eastwards expansion of the European Union, diaspora, migration, and empire in Eastern Europe and Asia. He also works on issues of colonialism, nationality, frontiers, and borders in relations of power and the creation of identities and states. Jeff Sahadeo has conducted extensive work in Uzbekistan. His current research focuses on issues of […]

Carleton University


Bokore, Nimo

For over a decade Nimo Bokore’s research focused on immigrant and refugee resettlement in Canada. Her latest study explores how Canadian-Somali women conceptualize war trauma, forced migration, and how these circumstances influence their later resettlement process.  She is currently collaborating with other teams on projects  such as: (1)“Emerging voices: how Syrian newcomers and other key stakeholders perceive Canada’s three sponsorship programs for refugee (re)settlement”   funded by the Social Science And Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant (2) “Finding a Space […]

Carleton University


Reitz, Jeffrey G.

Jeffrey G. Reitz (Ph.D., FRSC) is the R.F. Harney Professor and Director of the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and Professor and former Chair in the University’s Department of Sociology.  He has published extensively on immigration and inter-group relations in Canada from comparative perspectives and has frequently contributed to discussions of policies on immigration, multiculturalism and immigrant employment in Canada.  He is the co-author […]

University of Toronto


Stanger-Ross, Jordan

Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross is an Associate Professor at the Department of History (Humanities) at the University of Victoria. In his research and teaching Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross focuses on immigration, race, and inequality in twentieth century North America, with an emphasis on urban politics and experience. He has written on the experience of Italian immigrants in post-war North America. From 2010 to 2013, he was the chair of the urban studies committee at the University of Victoria. Comprised of faculty members in departments across […]

University of Victoria


Geiger, Martin

Martin Geiger is Associate Professor at Carleton University and is cross-appointed with the Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies . Martin is leading a project “Smart New Border World – Information Technologies and Security Industries in the Management of Human Cross-Border Mobility in North America”. He recently received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant to continue his work on international organizations in migration management. Martin is a collaborator in a EU-funded, multi-year “Horizon 2020” […]

Carleton University


Korteweg, Anna

Anna Korteweg is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on citizenship, constructions of national identity in public and parliamentary debates on immigrant integration, and the ways in which the problematic of immigrant integration is defined in the intersections of gender, religion, ethnicity and national origin. She has published in various scholarly journals, including Theory & Society, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Gender & Society as well as […]

University of Toronto


Soennecken, Dagmar

Dagmar Soennecken’s research focuses on comparative politics and public policy in the EU and North America. She is particularly interested in questions concerning law and the courts as well as citizenship and migration. Dagmar is currently working on two major research projects: The first has generated a book manuscript, tentatively entitled Empowered Courts and the Fate of Refugees Compared, and a select number of articles. It investigates the growing influence of the judiciary over refugee determinations in Canada and in […]

York University


van Rahden, Till

Till van Rahden is  holding the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies. He aims to develop a new research program to contribute to the writing of a cultural history of the political with an emphasis on the history of civil society, diversity, and democracy in Europe since the French Revolution. To speak of the “political” as opposed to “politics,” is to direct attention to power and law, boundaries and nation, equality and justice, identity and difference, citizenship and civility. […]

Université de Montréal


Carens, Joseph

Joseph H. Carens’ research focuses on contemporary political theory, particularly on questions about multiculturalism and immigration. He is a full professor at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of over 60 articles or book chapters focusing primarily on issues relating to immigration and multiculturalism. Dr. Carens recently published a book on the ethics of immigration. Media Experience: Dr. Carens has acquired a great deal of media experience appearing on the CBC […]

University of Toronto


Schmidtke, Oliver

Oliver Schmidtke is Director of the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History at the University of Victoria. Dr. Schmidtke, a former director of European Studies and president of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C), holds appointments in the departments of Political Science and History. Currently his research focuses on issues of democracy, populism, memory politics, the labour market inclusion of highly skilled immigrants as well as processes of political advocacy […]

University of Victoria


Vallet, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Vallet is an Associate Professor and a Research Director in geopolitics at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis are her major fields of interest. Elisabeth has a great deal of media experience. See Dr. Vallet’s media profile. Research Interests: Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis

University of Quebec at Montreal


Hansen, Randall

Randall Hansen is Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. He is Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration. He works on immigration and citizenship, demography and population policy and the effects of war on civilians. His published works include Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century […]

University of Toronto


Maas, Willem

Willem Maas (PhD Yale), Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science, Public & International Affairs, and Socio-Legal Studies at York University, chaired Glendon Political Science for three and a half years and Glendon Faculty Council for four. Professor Maas co-founded APSA’s Migration and Citizenship section, has held appointments at EUI, Leiden, NYU, and elsewhere, and writes on EU and multilevel citizenship, migration, borders, and politics focusing on Europe and North America. Research Interests: Citizenship and nationality, Migration, Immigration, Free movement […]

York University


Gallagher, Stephen

Stephen Gallagher is the Program Chair of the Canadian International Council’s Montreal Branch. His areas of research interest include: Canadian Refugee Policy, Comparative Asylum Policy, and Comparative Migration Policy. Dr. Gallagher studies comparative asylum policy and specifically, Canada’s extended refugee policy system and the emerging ‘Common European Asylum System’. These policy areas are analyzed from a migration management perspective. A core theme is that international migratory flows have profound implications for state sovereignty, national security and national identity in Canada […]

Montreal Branch of the Canadian International Council


Winter, Elke

Elke Winter’s research research aims to understand the dynamics of unequal group relations, processes of ethnicization, and pluralist nation-building from a historical and comparative perspective. She is particularly interested in the ways in which (previously constructed) ethnic diversity is integrated normatively into discourses and policies of immigration and citizenship. Her new book Us, Them and Others (UTP 2011) examines the triangular relations between national majorities, established minorities, and immigration-related diversity in Canada and other Western societies. She currently works on […]

University of Ottawa

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).