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Professor Anna Triandafyllidou
Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

World-class researcher Anna Triandafyllidou is building an internationally recognized program to explore the contemporary challenges of migration and integration at the centre of Canada's most diverse city. The Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration will help strengthen Ryerson University’s position as a leader in immigration studies, creating knowledge through community-driven research that impacts policy and practices.

Creating knowledge through community-driven research that impacts policy and practices.

Anna Triandafyllidou is an internationally recognized sociologist and migration policy expert whose interdisciplinary research focuses on the governance of migration and asylum; the management of cultural diversity, nationalism and identity issues; and overall, the contemporary challenges of migration and integration across different world regions.

Prior to her CERC at Ryerson University, Triandafyllidou was based in Florence, Italy, where she held a Robert Schuman Chair at the European University Institute and directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area as part of the European University Institute’s Global Governance Programme. Since receiving her PhD from the European University Institute in 1995, she has held teaching and research positions around the world, including the London School of Economics, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Rome. She has served as a national expert on migration policies for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has acted as project evaluator for ministries and foundations, such as the European Commission’s Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs and the European Parliament.

Over the past 15 years, Triandafyllidou has built an influential body of work, with research that has become the standard reference among both academics and policy-makers. She has conducted stakeholder-engaged research with immigrant and refugee communities, settlement organizations and government, among others. She has coordinated 30 international research projects in these research fields and has published more than 160 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes, six authored books and 25 edited and co-edited. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, external link, opens in new window since 2013.  Anna also chairs the IMISCOE Editorial Committee and is a member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors.

Her recent books include: Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (Springer, with S. Spencer, 2020), Migration and Globalisation Handbook (Ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018); The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches (Eds. with T. Modood, Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World (Ed., Edinburgh University Press, 2017); Global Governance from Regional Perspectives (Ed., Oxford University Press, 2017); The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies (Ed., Routledge, 2016); and High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives (Eds. with I. Isaakyan, Palgrave, 2015).

She is the author of What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, Palgrave, 2015), Migrant Smuggling: Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe (with T. Maroukis, Palgrave, 2015) and Immigrants and National Identity in Europe (Routledge, 2001). She is currently completing a new book on Migration, Globalisation and the Nation.

She has recently edited two Special Issues: Beyond Irregular Migration Governance: Zooming in On Migrants’ Agency, European Journal of Migration and Law, 2017, and Complex and Dynamic Integration Processes in Europe: Intra EU Mobility and International Migration in Times of Recession, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (with Hans-Jörg Trenz, 2017).  She also coordinates two blogging spaces: Pandemic Borders, external link, opens in new window and Global Extremes, external link, opens in new window.