Faculty with teaching and research interests in Migration and Diaspora Studies

  • Pius Adesanmi, Department of English Language and Literature. Research Interests: African and Black diasporic literatures, Postcolonial and cultural theory
  • Melanie Adrian, Department of Law and Legal Studies. Research Interests: Intersections of multiculturalism, nationalism, religion and the law
  • Behnam Behnia, School of Social Work. Research Interests: Resettlement & Integration of Immigrants and Refugees, Social Support Networks
  • Nimo Bokore, School of Social Work. Research Interests: Mental health and health, resettlement and integration barriers
  • Kristin Bright Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto. Research Interests: gender, kinship, memory, migration, corporeality, public health, and structural inequality
  • David Carment Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Research Interests: international dimensions of ethnic conflict including diaspora
  • James Casteel Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Research Interests: transnational relations between Germany and Russia from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, diasporic cultures and belonging
  • Sarah Casteel Department of English Language and Literature. Research Interests: diaspora and postcolonial literature and theory, global Holocaust studies, memory studies
  • Kamari Clarke Bachelor of Global and International Studies. Research Interests: spread and re-contextualization of international norms, secularism and religious transnationalism
  • Roger Connah Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. Research Interests: writing, pedagogy, practice and the city
  • Bruce Elliott Department of History. Research Interests: 18th and 19th century social and immigration history
  • Louise de la Gorgendière Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Research Interests: Diaspora, transnationalism, development and underdevelopment
  • Christina Gabriel Department of Political Science. Research Interests: Citizenship and Migration, Gender and Politics, Canadian Political Economy
  • Megan Gaucher Department of Law and Legal Studies. Research Interests: intersections between citizenship, family, gender, sexuality, and race in Canadian immigration and refugee law and policy
  • Randall Gess Department of Linguistic and Language Studies. Research Interests: Phonological theory and history
  • Malini Guha Department of Film Studies. Research Interests: spatiality and the cinema, with an emphasis on postcolonial and post-imperial modes of mobility, migration, displacement and settlement
  • Amrita Hari Women’s and Gender Studies, The Pauline Jewitt Institute. Research Interests: Global migrations, transnationalisms, diasporic formations and citizenship
  • Philip Kaisary Department of Law and Legal Studies. Research Interests: Critical Legal, Social, and Political Theory
  • Karim Karim School of Journalism and Communications. Research Interests: Re-Imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections
  • Catherine Khordoc Department of French. Research Interests: Contemporary Québécois literature treating issues of personal and collective identity in relation to immigration, multiculturalism (or interculturalism), exile and integration
  • Matthew Kurtz Department of Geography and Environment Studies. Research Interests: Immigrant employment and human capital assessment practices in local labour markets
  • Dominique Marshall Department of History. Research Interests: Children’s rights and the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations
  • Laura Macdonald Department of Geography and Environment Studies. Research Interests: Latin American politics, Mexican politics, North American politics, Canadian foreign policy, Democracy and civil society
  • Daniel McNeil Department of History. Research Interests: African and Black Diaspora Studies, film and cultural criticism, cultural theory
  • James Milner Department of Political Science. Research Interests: Refugees and forced migration, Peacebuilding, United Nations and global governance, Humanitarian action
  • Luciara Nardon Sprott School of Business. Research Interests: Intercultural competence, Cross-cultural and intercultural communication, Technology use in intercultural settings, Culture and cognition
  • Franny Nudelman Department of English Language and Literature. Research Interests: African American Literature, Militarism and War, Documentary Studies, Cultural Activism
  • Umut Özsu Department of Law and Legal Studies. Research Interests: public international law, law and development, international refugee law, and international human rights law
  • Carolyn Ramzy, Department of Music. Research Interests: questions of music and belonging, citizenship, and religious nationalism
  • Cristina Rojas Department of Political Science. Research Interests: Political ontology, critical development and postcolonial theory, social policy and citizenship studies
  • Dane Rowlands Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Research Interests: International Monetary Fund, World Bank and other Multilateral Financial Institutions, Sovereign Debt, Financial Crises
  • Blair Rutherford Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Research Interests: Politics and possibilities of international development, civil society in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Jeff Sahadeo Department of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Research Interests: Soviet Union/ Russia within global postcolonial migration trends
  • Stephen Saideman Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Research Interests: Civil-Military Relations, Ethnic Conflict, Civil War and Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Aboubakar Sanogo Department of Film Studies. Research Interests: African cinema, documentary, world cinema, colonial cinema, cinephilia
  • Jaffer Sheyholislami Department of Linguistics and Language Studies. Research Interests: Heritage Languages, Kurdish language and linguistics. Language and media, Language and identity
  • Candace Sobers Bachelor of Global and International Studies. Research Interests: Twentieth century decolonization, movements of national liberation, and the global reach of Third World revolutionary internationalism
  • Daiva Stasiulis Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Research Interests: Citizenship, race and international migration; feminism, multiculturalism and the politics of diversity.
  • Ming Tiampo Department of Art History. Research Interests: Transnational vanguardism with a focus on Japan after 1945, Transnational Modernisms, and Curatorial Studies
  • William Walters Department of Political Science. Research Interests: Foucault and governmentality studies; Migration, borders and security; (international) political sociology
  • Steve White Department of Political Science. Research Interests: Canadian public opinion and elections; political participation; immigrant political attitudes and behaviour
  • Stanley Winer School of Public Policy and Administration. Research Interests: Fiscal systems in Canada and in the world; Political institutions and policy processes; Interregional and international migration and Canadian public policy
  • Michael Wohl Department of Psychology. Research Interests: Conflict Research and Disordered Gambling
  • Christopher Worswick Department of Economics. Research Interests: economics of immigration, economics of education, labour supply