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Christina Gabriel

Citizenship and Migration; Gender and Politics; Canadian Political Economy

Degrees:BA (Ryerson Polytechnical) MA, PhD (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1213
Office:B657 Loeb


Christina Gabriel is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy. Her specific research interests focus on citizenship and migration, gender and politics, regional integration and globalization. She is the co-author of Containing Diversity: Canada and the Politics of Immigration in the 21st Century (2023), 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.

Selected Publications

Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Ethel Tungohan, Christina Gabriel. Containing Diversity: Canada and the Politics of Immigration in the 21st Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (2023).

“New Architectures for Migration Governance: NAFTA and Transnational Activism Around Migrants Rights,” Special Issue Third World Quarterly, vol. 42:1 (2021) pp. 68-85 [Equal co-author Laura Macdonald]

“Contesting Gender Discrimination in the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program,” Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 51:3. (2019). pp. 17-35 [Equal co-author Laura Macdonald]

“The International Organization for Migration: Recruitment of Guatemalan Agricultural Workers to Canada”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 44:10 (2018) pp. 1706-1724. [Equal co-author Laura Macdonald].

“Framing Families: Neo-Liberalism and the Family Class within Canadian Immigration Policy”. Atlantis. Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice. 38:1 (2017). Pp. 179-194.

“Domestic Transnationalism: Legal Advocacy for Mexican Migrant Workers’ Rights in Canada” Citizenship Studies 18:3-4 (June 2014) pp. 243-258. [Equal co-author with Laura Macdonald].

“Managed Migration and the Temporary Labour Fix.” Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway for Social Inclusion, Eds. Valerie Preston, Robert Latham, Leah Vosko. (Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens 2014) pp. 99-125