FPA Research Excellence Chair (Full Professor)
William Walters, Department of Political Science
William Walters was granted a three-year term as the FPA Research Excellence Chair at the Full Professor level for his research on the deportation of illegalized migrants via public routes. While his previous research focused on airlines, he plans to use the fellowship to investigate the infrastructure of ports, routes, hubs, vehicles, and agencies.
According to Professor Worswick, who chaired the selection committee: “Professor Walters’ stature in the field of border studies and governmentalities of migration is surpassed by none.”
Professor Walters is credited with authoring/co-authoring 3 books, 3 edited volumes, 44 refereed journal articles, and 19 book chapters.
He is one of three FPA Research Excellence Chairs. The other two are Amanda Clarke of the School of Public Policy and Administration at the assistant professor level and Graeme Auld of the School of Public Policy and Administration at the associate professor level.