Faculty at York

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BASU, RANU  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Geography, York University
Basu
Research Interests Urban social and political geography, Theories of collective action and community organization, Public space in multicultural cities, Inequality and social justice, Critical geographies of education, Urban geopolitics and displacement (Toronto, Havana, Koljata), Geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.
  Email ranubasu@yorku.ca
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BAWA, SYLVIA    
     
Assistant Professor

  Department of Sociology, York University
Research Interests Sociology, Political Sociology, Human Rights, Gender and Development, Globalization and Social Justice
  Email bawa@yorku.ca
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CANEFE, NERGIS  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, York University
Nargis
Research Interests Memories of atrocities and injustice and the way they shape the notion of citizenship for marginalized groups, critical studies of human rights, genocide and crimes against humanity, the relationship between nationalism and minority rights in the Balkans and the Middle East, forced migration, and debates on ethics in international law pertaining to mass political violence.
  Email nergiscanefe@gmail.com
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CLARK-KAZAK, CHRISTINA  
     
Associate Professor   International Studies- Glendon, York University
Research Interests Gender Studies, Development Studies, Women’s Studies, International Studies, Feminist Theory, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development, Qualitative methodology, Foreign Policy Analysis, Policy Analysis/Policy Studies, Youth Studies, Qualitative Methods, Political Behaviour, Political Participation, Quantitative Methods (Sociology), Children Geographies, Narrative Methodology, and Research Methodology
  Email cclark-kazak@glendon.yorku.ca
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CROSBY, ALISON    
     
Associate Professor   School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York UniversityDirector- Centre for Feminist Research
Research Interests Gender Issues, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Transitional Justice, Memory and Memorialization
  Email acrosby@yorku.ca
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DEWITT, DAVID  
     
Professor
Department of Political Science, York University
Research Interests International and Regional Security, Conflict Management and Resolution, Middle East and Asia Pacific Security Politics, Canadian Foreign, Defence, and Security Policy
  Email ddewitt@yorku.ca
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DIPPO, DON  
     
Professor

  Department of Education, York University
Research Interests Social and Political Organization of Knowledge, Environmental and Sustainability Education, Global Migration and Settlement, University and Community Relations, and Teacher Education.
  Email ddippo@edu.yorku.ca
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GILBERT, LIETTE  
     
Associate Professor, Associate Dean
 

Department of Environmental Studies, York University
PhD Program Coordinator
Research Interests Immigration, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Multicultural Cities and Identities, North American Border Politics, Politics of Difference in the City, Media Representations of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Social Justice, Urban and Environmental Politics, Planning, Design and Urbanism, Exurban Growth and Environmental Conservation, Political Ecology of Landscapes, Environmental Justice
  Email gilbertl@yorku.ca
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GILES, WENONA  
     
Professor
Department of Anthropology, York University
Research Interests Gender, Migration, Forced Migration, Refugee Issues, Protracted Refugee Situations, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Work, Globalization, War and Education
  Email wgiles@yorku.ca
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GOLDRING, LUIN  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, York University
Research Interests Immigration , Sociology , Citizenship and non-citizenship, Precarious work, Transnational migration
  Email goldring@yorku.ca
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GOOD GINGRICH, LUANN  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work, Deputy Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Research Interests Analysis of Social Dynamics Defined by Migration, Gender, Religion, Ethnicity, Race, and Wealth on the Nature and Dimensions of Social Inclusion. Formal and Informal Processes of Social Division and Social Support in Transnational, even supra-national, Social Environments. The Paradoxes of Voluntary Social Exclusion, “choice”, and Social Inclusion in contexts of Migratory Livelihoods. “Women’s work” in Globalized, Polarized, De-socialized, Racialised and Feminized Labour Markets. Emerging Forms of Diaspora, Particularly for Dietsche Mennonites from Mexico. The Intersections between ideas, Material Realities and Subjective Experience of Policy Systems and Social Programs.
  Email luanngg@yorku.ca
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HASSAN, MOHAMMED K.
 
     
Professor
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Research Interests Urban and Regional Planning, Urbanization in Developing Countries, Urban Sustainability, Refugee and Migration Studies, Forced Migration and Diasporic Studies. Published numerous papers in refereed journals, co-author of Housing Geography, translated Geography and Planning from English into Arabic.
  Email mkhassan@yorku.ca
     

HYNDMAN, JENNIFER  
     

Professor

Departments of Social Science and Geography, York University
Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Research Interests Refugee Studies, Conflict and Displacement, Gender and Nationalism, Humanitarianism, Immigration and Refugee Resettlement in Canada, Transnationalism, Geographic Regions of South Asia and East Africa
  Email jhyndman@yorku.ca
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HYNIE, MICHAELA  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, York University
Research Interests Refugee and immigrant mental health, culture and health access
  Email mhynie@yorku.ca
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KAPOOR, IIAN  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, York University
Research Interests Critical Development studies; Postcolonial theory/politics and Cultural Studies; Ideology critique; Celebrity culture; Global environmental politics; Participatory development; Democratic theory and democratization; Socio-environmental movements in the North and South; Critiques of development (ecological, postdevelopment, postmarxist, feminist, anti-racist, non-western, postcolonial)
  Email ikapoor@yorku.ca
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KERNERMAN, GERALD  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, York University
Research Interests Multiculturalism , Race and Racism , Critical Border, Migration, and Refugee Studies, Nationalism and Identity Politics, Social & Political Thought
  Email geraldk@yorku.ca
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KILLIAN, KYLE  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Social Science, York University
Research Interests Research methods, and statistics, developing and validating assessment measures (e.g., emotional self-awareness, traumatic stress, vicarious resilience), and writing film analyses.
  Email killian@yorku.ca
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KIM, JANICE  
     
 Associate Professor
  Department of History, York University
Research Interests Colonialism/postcolonialism, civil war and state formation, gender, labor, the domestic economy, East Asian development, WWII in East Asia, the Korean War, civilian livelihood in war
  Email jkim@yorku.ca
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KYRIAKIDES, CHRISTOPHER  
     
 Canada Research Chair   Department of Sociology, York University
Research Interests

Racism, racialization and nationalism; (anti)immigration; the (anti)racist state; social and political theory; geopolitics, culture and communication.

At present Kyriakides is particularly focused on configurations of racialization in relation to the meaning of ‘East’ and ‘West’ and articulations of racism and nationalism in the reception of refugees in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

  Email ckyriak@yorku.ca
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LUNSTRUM, LIBBY  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Geography, York University
Research Interests Her research focuses on conservation sites in Southern Africa (the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park) and North America (Waterton Glacier International Peace Park). The latter project is part of a multi-sited investigation, co-organized with Robin Roth, entitled “Canadian Conservation in Global Context (CCGC): Intersections with Asia and Africa.” In addition, as part of the RRN Cluster on Environmental and Development Induced Displacement, Professor Lunstrum is working on two edited journal collections on environmentally-induced displacement (with Pablo Bose and Anna Zalik) and a literature review on the political ecology of international borders (with Francis Massé).
  Email lunstrum@yorku.ca
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MAAS, WILLEM  
     
Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, Glendon, York University
Research Interests Citizenship and migration, free movement, borders and boundaries, European and regional integration, nationality, sovereignty and territory, comparative politics, federalism.
  Email maas@yorku.ca
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MERKOUAR, MEROUAN  
     
Assistant Professor
International Development Studies, York University
Research Interests Social Movements and Herding Behavior, Middle-Eastern Politics, Humanitarian Crisis, Authoritarian Resilience, Refugee Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Islamic Terrorism
  Email mmekouar@yorku.ca
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McGRATH, SUSAN  
     
Professor
School of Social Work, York University
Research Interests Developing a Global Refugee Research Network (www.refugeeresearch.net), Refugee Resettlement, Community Development, Community-based Mental Health Programs and Transnational Social Work. Member of the Order of Canada.
  Email smcgrath@yorku.ca
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NAKAMURA, YUKA  
     
Assistant Professor
School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
Research Interests Dr. Nakamura studies how race, class and gender, impact people’s identities and sport experiences. She is especially interested in sport organized by ethnic and/or religious groups, as a way to create a sense of community, and the impact of racism and assumptions about race. She is currently focusing on the role of sport in the lives of mixed-race people, and of Muslim men.
  Email nakamura@yorku.ca
     

OKAFOR, OBIORA  
     
Professor
International Development Studies, York University
Research Interests International Law, Human Rights, Immigration/Refugee Law
  Email ookafor@yorku.ca
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OTOIDE, LORRAINE  
     
Course Director
Faculty of Education, York University
Research Interests Education, Science Education, Philosophy of Science, STEM Education, Teacher Education, and Comparative & International Education, how pre-service and in-service teachers who reside and teach in Dadaab’s refugee camps adopt and implement inquiry practices in the teaching of primary level Mathematics, Science, and Technology, while preserving indigenous perspectives
  Email lotoide@edu.yorku.ca
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OUEDRAOGO, AWALOU  
     
Assistant Professor
International Studies, Glendon, York University
Research Interests history and philosophy of international law, war and its regulations and alternatives, human rights and humanitarian law, International migration and refugee law, diplomacy, international peace and security, international environmental law and politics as well as post-conflict peace building in Africa
  Email aouedraogo@glendon.yorku.ca
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PRESTON, VALERIE  
     

Professor

Faculty of Geography, York University
Research Interests Gender and urban labour markets, immigration and Canadian cities, and the social and economic effects of economic restructuring
  Email vpreston@yorku.ca
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QUADIR, FAHIMUL  
     
Associate Dean
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University
Research Interests Aid effectiveness, Southern donors, good governance, civil society, migration and development, micro-finance, trans-border social movements for peace, human security, and human development
  Email fquadir@yorku.ca
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REHAAG, SEAN  
     
Associate Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Research Interests Migration law and human rights, as well as on the role that legal norms and institutions play in controversies that implicate multiple communities
  Email srehaag@osgoode.yorku.ca
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SADOWAY, GERALDINE
 
     
Adjunct Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Sadoway, Geraldine
Research Interests International human rights, Refugees
  Email Gsadoway@osgoode.yorku.ca
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SIMEON, JAMES  
     
Associate Professor and Director
School of Public Policy and Administration, York University
Research Interests International refugee law, regional refugee rights instruments, asylum and refugee status determination systems, Canadian immigration and refugee policies.
  Email jcsimeon@yorku.ca
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SOENNECKEN, DAGMAR  
     
Associate Professor

School of Public Policy and Administration, York University
Research Interests Comparative politics & policy regarding citizenship and migration, refugees and the role of the courts, anti-terrorism issues
  Email dsoennec@yorku.ca
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SORGE, ANTONIO  
     
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology, York University
Research Interests Globalization, rural social change, ethnicity and nationalism, immigration, cultural pluralism and multiculturalism, politics of anti-immigration and the rise of neo-nationalist parties in Europe.Antonio Sorge has conducted ethnographic research in Sardinia, and latterly on Sicily and the Southern Italian peninsula with a focus on the politics of migration. His current research examines refugee integration within host communities in Italy, as well as the roadblocks to recognition of the cultural and economic needs of newcomers in light of the 2015-2016 refugee “crisis.”
  Email asorge@yorku.ca
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TOPAK, ÖZGÜN
 
     
Assistant Professor
Criminology Program, Department of Social Science, York University
 Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.41.27 PM Research Interests Surveillance & Security Studies; Borders, Migration, Mobility; Citizenship Studies; Human Rights; Critical Social Theory; Ethnography.
  Email ozgunt@yorku.ca
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WINLAND, DAPHNE  
     
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology, York University
Research Interests Diaspora and transnationalism, migration, Eastern Europe
  Email winland@yorku.ca
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ZALIK, ANNA  
     
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Research Interests Critical Development Studies/International Aid Industry, Critical Geopolitics of the oil industry focusing on the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, Political Economy, Comparative Historical Studies, Post-Coloniality
  Email azalik@yorku.ca
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