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Faculty

Program Director

Dr. Harald Bauder
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Critical border studies; Political economy of migration; labour market experiences of immigrants; immigration discourses, policies and nationhood; Canada and Germany

Program Faculty

Dr. Patrizia Albanese
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Family policies and policies affecting children

Dr. Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali
School of Early Childhood Studies
Research Expertise: Research methods, immigrant children, youth and families

Dr. Tariq Amin-Khan
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: security state and securitization, the post-colonial state, capitalist globalism and international development, political and militant Islam, comparative study of multiculturalism, nationalism, and issues of South Asian state and society

Dr. Sedef Arat-Koc
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Immigration policy and immigrant women in Canada, racialization in Canada

Dr. Idil Atak
Department of Criminology
Research expertise: irregular migration; asylum-seekers and refugee protection in Canada and Europe; securitization of migration; human rights

Dr. Ndeye Ba
Department of Languages, Liteartures and Cultures
Research Expertise: Postcolonialism, Diasporic Communities, Feminist Studies, Cultural Identities

Dr. Rupa Banerjee
School of Business Management
Research Expertise: labour market integration; workplace discrimination; immigrant employment.

Dr. Harald Bauder
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Critical border studies; Political economy of migration; labour market experiences of immigrants; immigration discourses, policies and nationhood; Canada and Germany

Dr. Judith K. Bernhard
School of Early Childhood Studies
Research Expertise: Cultural influences on child development, refugee and undocumented children in childcare, identity texts and multilingual literacy, Aboriginal early childhood settings

Dr. Becky Choma
Department of Psychology
Research Expertise: intergroup relations (e.g., psychological predictors of prejudice, prejudice-reduction); collective action; socio-political ideologies.

Dr. Evan Cleave
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Immigration and local economic development; media and political discourse on sanctuary cities; the political-institutional context of non-status migration in Canada; influence of place branding and marketing on immigration decision-making..

Dr. Tara Collins
School of Child and Youth Care
Research Expertise: Children's rights; monitoring; child and youth participation

Dr. Conely De Leon
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Migrant care and emotional labour, transnational migrant networks, employment precarity, critical transnational feminist praxis, Critical Filipina/o/x Studies

Dr. Frederic Dimanche
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Research Expertise: Hospitality and tourism; the impact of immigration on the hospitality and tourism sector in Canada

Dr. Sara Edge
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Environment and health inequities, collaborative governance and decision-making, knowledge translation & integration, urban risks & opportunities, immigrant and refugee health, well-being & inclusion, social determinants of health, sustainability.

Dr. Marco A. Fiola
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research Expertise: Language policies and language barriers in the public sector

Dr. Doreen Fumia
Department of Sociology
Research expertise: sexual citizenship, identities and migration, social equity movements in education

Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Racialization and Canadian labour markets; Immigrant integration; Social Exclusion/Inclusion; Poverty;Human Rights

Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi
School of Child and Youth Care
Research Expertise: Educational support and advocacy for newcomer youth, newcomer communities and civic engagement.

Dr. Sutama Ghosh
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Migration and settlement geographies, transnationalism, critical 'race' theories, regional geography of 'South Asia' with particular reference to India

Dr. Christopher Gore
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: environmental and natural resource policy; the politics of energy and climate change; comparative urban governance; privatization of environmental services; tensions between local, national, and global interests in urban and environmental management, service delivery, and public sector reform

Dr. Sepali Guruge
School of Nursing
Research Expertise: Immigrant women's health issues; violence against women throughout the migration process

Dr. Francis Hare, Professor Emeritus
School of Child and Youth Care
Research Expertise: Evaluation research methods and experience of separated children

Dr. Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Caribbean studies; transnational and diasporic communities; second generation diasporic identities; racism in Canada.

Dr. Dan Horner
Department of Criminology
Research expertise: History of migration; migration and the state.

Dr. Graham Hudson
Department of Criminology
Research Expertise: Irregular migration, criminalization of migration, national security, human rights, legal theory

Dr. John Isbister
Department of Economics
Research Expertise: Economic Demography, Canadian Economic History, Immigration, Ethics 

Dr. Amina Jamal
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: transnational feminist practices and as part of theoretical and political attempts to problematize new forms of citizen-subjects that emerge through changing global economic, political and cultural relations

Dr. Kathleen Kellett
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research Expertise: Minority literatures in Canada

Dr. Kenise Murphy Kilbride, Professor Emerita
School of Early Childhood Education
Research Expertise: Later-life immigrants, settlement issues of women and families, language challenges of non-economic immigrants

Dr. Arne Kislenko
Department of History
Research Expertise: International relations and state security

Dr. Melanie Knight
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Race, gender and entrepreneurship; racism and privilege; neoliberalism and precarious work; Black diaspora

Dr. Mustafa Koc
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Migration and globalization

Dr. Howard Lin
School of Business Management
Research Expertise: Immigrant and transnational entrepreneurship  

Dr. Anne-Marie Lee-Loy
Department of English
Research Expertise: Immigrant literatures in Canada, postcolonial world literatures and cultural studies

Dr. Janet Lum
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Ageing and immigrants and equity policy

Dr. Jennifer Martin
School of Child and Youth Care
Research Expertise:  Child sex tourism; child trafficking; sexual exploitation of undocumented minors

Dr. Paul Missios
Department of Economics
Research Expertise: Regional government policy

Dr. Horatio Morgan
School of Business Management
Research Expertise: Corporate Finance & Strategy, Immigrant Entrepreneurship, SME Internationalization, and Risk Analytics.

Dr. Hudson Moura
Department of Politics and Public Administration 
Research Expertise: Diaspora studies, exile, immigration, and refugees in film, literature, new technologies, and media representation.

Dr. Nima Naghibi
Department of English
Research Expertise: Postcolonial and Feminist Studies; Immigrant Literatures and Diasporic Studies

Dr. Dawn Onishenko
School of Social Work
Research Expertise: Gender and Sexual minority refugees and Canadian social policy; Queer identified social service organizations and (barriers to) access for refugee/immigrant service users;Critical human rights; Diaspora Youth from Central America and the Caribbean and Discourses of Rights; Qualitative Social Policy research. 

Dr. Alexandra V. Orlova
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Research Expertise: Transnational organized crime, Russian organized crime, international terrorism and crimes, international law and traditional and non-traditional security threats.

Dr. Dana Osborne 
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research Expertise: Community-based participatory research, anthropological fieldwork and methods, linguistics, Philippines, diaspora, precarious work, critical race theory

Dr. Ruth Panofsky
Department of English
Research Expertise: Literature of immigration

Dr. Henry Parada
School of Social Work
Research Expertise: Latin America social work, community Development, anti-oppression, institutional ethnography, child welfare (nationally and internationally)

Dr. Sorpong Peou
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: democracy and security; human security; transnational migration, refugee issues, armed conflict, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide.​

Osmud Rahman
School of Fashion
Research Expertise: Consumer behaviour; fashion consumption; subculture; ethnic attire; cultural identity; multiculturalism 

Dr. Cecilia Rocha
School of Nutrition
Research Expertise: Immigrant settlement and food security

Dr. Arthur Ross Professor Emeritus
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Immigration policy and community agency

Dr. Daniel Rubenson
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Political behaviour, elections and campaigns

Dr. Anver Saloojee
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Immigration policy, social inclusion and immigrant political participation

Dr. Carmen Schifellite, Professor Emeritus
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Sociology in Education, Sociology of Science, Critiques of sociobiology and other theories that connect biology, culture and human behaviour

Dr. Madhura Mitu Sengupta
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: global political economy, the global governance of development and human rights, development ethics, and the politics and political economy of South Asia

Dr. John Shields
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Labour markets and immigrants

Dr. Myer Siemiatycki, Professor Emeritus
Department of Politics and Public Administration
Research Expertise: Immigrant Political Participation; Transnationalism; Religious Minorities; Cities and Diversity.

Dr. Hyacinth Simpson
Department of English
Research Expertise: Migrant writing and diasporic literature

Dr. Anne-Marie Singh
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Research Expertise: contemporary social theory, policing and governance; the role and interaction of various state and non-state actors in the field of security and the place of coercive practices in contemporary liberal democratic society

Dr. Pamela Sugiman
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Gender studies, women's history in Canada, and the history of Japanese Canadians

Dr. Reena Tandon
Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Expertise: Globalization, labour, immigrant women, violence against women, advocacy and services for immigrant populations, diaspora studies

Dr. Cheryl Teelucksingh
Department of Sociology
Research Expertise: Ethno-racial and immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto environmental justice, socio-spatial theory, and applied geographical information systems

Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou 
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration
Research Expertise: labour migration management, irregular migration, migrant smuggling, migrant integration, multiculturalism, nationalism, communication and discourses on migration and asylum, national and ethnic identities, governance of cultural and religious diversity, comparative studies of migration and asylum in Europe, global migration governance. 
 

Dr. Vappu Tyyskä Professor Emerita
Department of Sociology 
Research Expertise: Immigrant families and youth 
 

Dr. Mandana Vahabi
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
Research Expertise: Immigrant health, women's health, Health risk communication, literacy, and population health in general and health disparities by age, gender, SES, and immigration in particular.

Dr. Emily van der Meulen
Department of Criminology
Research Expertise: Sex work; trafficking and prostitution policy; gendered surveillance studies; prisons and prisoners; transnational feminism.

Dr. Lu Wang
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Immigration and Access to Health Care; Ethnicity, Culture and Consumption; Health Geomatics; Economic Geography

Dr. Shuguang Wang
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Research Expertise: Ethnic economy and immigrant business

Karline Wilson-Mitchell DNP, MSN, RM, RN, CNM
Midwifery Education Program
Research Expertise: Global health; immigrant women's health; midwifery, youth and reproductive health rights

Dr. Lixia Yang
Department of Psychology
Research Expertise: Cognition, culture and aging

Dr. June Yee
School of Social Work
Research Expertise: Immigrant settlement, and race and racism

Dr. Zhixi C. Zhuang
School of Urban and Regional Planning
Research Expertise: Immigration and cities; planning for diversity; ethnic retailing; place-making and community building; immigrant settlement and integration.