Faculty at York

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ALI, IMRAN    
     
Fellow in Global Health and Humanitarianism   Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
Research Interests Dr. Ali is an aid worker and engineering researcher focused on humanitarian challenges at the intersection of environment and public health. He has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières and UNHCR in South Sudan, Pakistan, Jordan, Rwanda, and Uganda. Dr. Ali has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Development Impact Lab and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Dr. Ali received his doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph and his bachelors in engineering from Queen’s University.
  Email siali@yorku.ca
     

 

BASU, RANU    
     
Associate Professor   Department of Geography
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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CANEFE, NERGIS    
     
Associate Professor   Department of Political Science
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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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CROSBY, ALISON    
     
Associate Professor   School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Director- 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
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
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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GOLDRING, LUIN    
     
Associate Professor   Department of Sociology
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
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
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 and Centre for Refugee Studies
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
Research Interests Refugee and immigrant mental health, culture and health access
  Email mhynie@yorku.ca
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KYRIAKIDES, CHRISTOPHER    
     
 Canada Research Chair   Department of Sociology
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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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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MAMUJI, AAIDA    
     
Assistant Professor   Disaster & Emergency Management, York University
Research Interests Dr. Aaida A. Mamuji is an Assistant Professor in Disaster & Emergency Management at York University, and Area Coordinator. Prior to this, she was working in the Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response Group of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and International Development (now Global Affairs Canada) as a Policy Advisor, and was the 2013-2014 Cadieux-Léger Fellow. Dr. Mamuji completed her PhD in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa, with a major in Public Policy. Her areas of interest are social vulnerability and capability in the disaster context, hosting and resettlement, international responses to natural disasters, and risk assessment.
  Email amamuji@yorku.ca
     

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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NAKAMURA, YUKA    
     
Assistant Professor   School of Kinesiology and Health Science
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
Research Interests International Law, Human Rights, Immigration/Refugee Law
  Email ookafor@yorku.ca
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PRESTON, VALERIE    
     

Professor
  Faculty of Geography
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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REHAAG, SEAN    
     
Associate Professor   Osgoode Hall Law School and Director, Centre for Refugee Studies
Research Interests Immigration and Refugee Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Judicial/Administrative Decision-Making, Legal Process, Access to Justice, Gender and Sexuality
  Email srehaag@yorku.ca
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SIMEON, JAMES    
     
Associate Professor and Director   School of Public Policy and Administration
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
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
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
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
Research Interests Diaspora and transnationalism, migration, Eastern Europe
  Email winland@yorku.ca
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ZALIK, ANNA    
     
Assistant Professor   Faculty of Environmental Studies
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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