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Recent Book Releases

Şahin Mencütek, Z. Refugee Governance, State and Politics in the Middle East (1st ed.). Routledge. 2018.

Spencer, S. and Triandafyllidou, A. Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe: Evolving Conceptual and Policy Challenges, external link, opens in new window, IMISCOE Springer book series. March 2020.  

Articles in peer-refereed journals

Akbar, M. Examining the factors that affect the employment status of racialised immigrants: a study of Bangladeshi immigrants in Toronto, Canada, external link, opens in new window, South Asia Diaspora, 11:1, 67-87, Sept 23, 2018.  

Carlaw, J. Authoritarian Populism and Canada’s Conservative Decade (2006–2015) in Citizenship and Immigration: The Politics and Practices of Kenneyism and Neo-Conservative Multiculturalism, external linkJournal of Canadian Studies, 51: 3: 782–816. May 14 2018.

Gökalp Aras, N.E., Papatzani, E., Şahin Mencütek, Z., Leivaditi, N., & Petracou, E. Refugee Protection in Europe and Beyond – Comparative Report. 2020., external link

Isaakyan, I. and Triandafyllidou, A. Transatlantic repatriation: Stigma management of second-generation Italian and Greek American women ‘returning home’, external link, opens in new window, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Feb. 6, 2019.

Molho, J., Levitt, P., Dines, N. and Triandafyllidou, A., Cultural policies in cities of the ‘global South’: a multi-scalar approach, International Journal of Cultural Policy 26(6). 2020., external link

Sahin Mencutek, Z. Conducting Comparative Migration Research in MENA: Are the Regional Countries too Unique or too Similar for Comparisons of Refugee Policies?, external link Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs, 25:1, pp. 12-34, July 2020.

Sahin Mencutek, Z. PDF fileFaith-Based Actors in Şanlıurfa, Turkey: Reducing Tensions Between Host Populations and Syrian Refugee Communities, external linkCivil Society Review, 4:1, pp.76-198, July 2020.  

Sahin Mencutek, Z.  Refugee community organisations: capabilities, interactions and limitations, Third World Quarterly, 2020.  DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2020.1791070, external link  

Şahin Mencütek, Z. . Emerging Transnational Practices and Capabilities of Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Migration Letters, 17(1), 125-138. 2020., external link

Şahin Mencütek, Z., & Nashwan, A.J. Perceptions About the Labor Market Integration of Refugees: Evidences from Syrian Refugees in Jordan. Journal of International Migration and Integration. 2020. DOI:, external link

Triandafyllidou, A. and Ricard-Guay, A.  Governing Irregular and Return Migration in the 2020s: European Challenges and Asian Pacific Perspectives, external linkJournal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 17-2, Feb 23, 2019.

Triandafyllidou, A. The Migration Archipelago: Social Navigation and Migrant Agency, external linkInternational Migration, 57-1, Oct. 8, 2018.

Working Papers

The Working Papers Series is produced jointly by the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) and the CERC in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.  For Papers published by the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement click here, opens in new window.

2020/13 Olakpe, O.PDF fileThe Evolution of EU-Africa Migration Partnerships: Lessons in Transnational Migration Governance, opens in new window.

2020/10 Akbar, M. and Preston, V. PDF fileLabour Market Challenges and Entrepreneurial Activities of Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in Toronto: A Family Perspective, opens in new window.

2020/8 Nguyen, M. PDF fileWhy Migrants Stay in Small and Mid-Sized Canadian Cities: Towards a New Analytical Framework Using a Life Course Approach., opens in new window

2020/2 Olakpe, O.  PDF fileUndocumented Migrant Communities in Cities: Negotiating Legal and Legitimate Status from Below.  

Policy Briefs

Akbar, M. and Preston, V. Social Characteristics of International Students in Ontario and Quebec, external link, opens in new window, Policy Preview, Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC-IRMU) Project, April 2020.

Triandafyllidou, A., Bartolini, L. and Guidi, C. F. Exploring the Links Between Enhancing Regular Pathways and Discouraging Irregular Migration, external link, opens in new window; A discussion paper to inform future policy deliberations, Geneva: IOM. 2019

Triandafyllidou, A. and Nalbandian, L.  PDF fileCovid-19 and the transformation of migration and mobility globally – “Disposable” and “essential”: Changes in the global hierarchies of migrant workers after COVID-19, external link. For the series “think pieces” from IOM’s Migration Research High Level Advisers. PUB2020/056/L Geneva: IOM. 2020