Faculty at York

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ALEXANDRAKIS, OTHON
     
Associate Professor   Department of Anthropology
Research Interests Child Migration (unaccompanied minors; survival strategies; theory of human movement), Humanitarianism (humanitarian populism; social solidarity; mediating humanitarianisms), Human Resilience (agency; collectivization; as pre-political condition)
  Email oalexand@yorku.ca
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BANDOPADHYAY, SAPTARISHI
     
Assistant Professor   Osgoode Hall Law School
Research Interests Intellectual Property Law; Disaster Governance; Humanitarian Law; International Environmental Law and Politics; Legal and Environmental History; Science and Technology Studies; International Law; Art and Law; and Law and the Humanities.
  Email sbandopadhyay@osgoode.yorku.ca
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BHATIA, AMAR
     
Associate Professor   Osgoode Hall Law School
Research Interests Issues of status and authority of migrant workers and Indigenous peoples under Canadian immigration law, Aboriginal law, treaty relations, and Indigenous legal traditions.
  Email abhatia@osgoode.yorku.ca
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BASU, RANU
     
Associate Professor   Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
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 Politics
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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CROSBY, ALISON
     
Associate Professor   School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
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 Politics
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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EBRAHIMI, MEHRANEH
     
Assistant Professor

  Department of English
Research Interests Iranian diaspora literature and art, refugee literature. Prof. Ebrahimi’s area of specialization encompasses Middle Eastern diasporic writing, in particular, the literary aftermath of the war on terror.
  Email mehr@yorku.ca
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GHELANI, CHIZURU
     
Sessional Instructor

  School of Social Work
Research Interests The politics and policies pertaining to migrant communities, particularly with regards to the colonial and racial politics of Canadian citizenship,
historical and contemporary immigration, refugee and citizenship policies, and Indigenous-
Migrant relations.
  Email cnghel@yorku.ca
     

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 and Urban Change
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   Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change
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
     
Professor and Jean Monnet Chair   Glendon Political Science
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 Environmental and Urban Change
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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SILVER, RACHEL
     
Assistant Professor   Faculty of Education
Research Interests Rachel Silver is an Assistant Professor of Education and co-director of York’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project. An anthropologist of education and development, Silver explores how discourses, programs, and policies related to gender and sexuality intersect with young people’s lives in contexts of humanitarian crisis. She has over ten years of experience researching girls’ education in South/Eastern Africa, including in Malawi, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Silver’s other scholarly interests include forced migration and education; state/NGO/international funder relations; international development education policy; and transnational feminisms.
  Email resilver@edu.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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SU, YVONNE
     
Assistant Professor   Department of Equity Studies
Research Interests Yvonne Su is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies in the Department of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. She is also a member of the York Centre for Asia Studies. Yvonne is a specialist on forced migration, climate change-induced displacement, migrant remittances and post-disaster recovery. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Development from the University of Guelph and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Broadly, her research interests focus on migration and development, refugee protection and disaster risk reduction. Her current research examines South-South humanitarian responses in the context of forced migration using the case study of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Brazil. Previously, Yvonne spent 7 months in the Philippines researching the role of migrant remittances in post-disaster recovery after Typhoon Haiyan. Yvonne’s work has been supported by grants and fellowships from SSHRC, IDRC, Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust. She is also the recipient of over 25 national and international awards and scholarships including the Young Woman of Distinction Award and the University of Guelph’s Young Alumni Award. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Gender, Place & Culture, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Prevention and Management, Critical Asian Studies, World Development Perspectives and Philippines Political Science Journal.
  Email yvonnesu@yorku.ca
     

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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VAN VIEGEN, SASKIA
     
Assistant Professor   Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.41.27 PM Research Interests Bi/multilingualism in education, focusing specifically on language assessment and language teaching and learning in K-­12 and post­secondary educational contexts. Related areas of interest include language and content integration, disciplinary literacies, translanguaging pedagogies and biliteracy development.
  Email saskiast@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 and Urban Change
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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