Phone: (416) 208-4813
Department: Political Science
My research focuses on how immigration and citizenship policies both reflect and reconfigure boundaries of national belonging in liberal-democratic states. My recently published book, Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (University of British Columbia Press, 2012), explores the liberalization of immigration and citizenship policies (and consequent expansion of membership boundaries) in Canada and Germany, paying particular attention to the interplay of shifting global norms and domestic politics.
I am also involved in a collaborative research project with Professor Anna Korteweg (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto), comparing the integration of Muslim immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands. Our work explores both how integration is defined by political actors and how debates over the reconciliation of contending rights, such as religious freedom and gender equality, shape the politics of immigration, integration and citizenship policy.
I am currently developing a new research project that compares the institutional accommodation of Muslim immigrants in Canada and Germany. I am particularly interested in how public schools, courts, and other core institutions respond to requests for accommodation by Muslims and other religious minorities.
Some of my other recent and ongoing projects include:
My teaching interests are in the areas of Comparative Public Policy; Canadian Public Policy; Theories of Public Policy; Immigration and Citizenship Policy; Comparative Politics (Industrialized Countries); and Comparative Ethnic Politics
Courses taught at UTSC:
POLC66: Public Policy-Making
POLC67: Canadian Public Policy
POLD52: Immigration in Canadian Political Development
POLD64: Comparative Public Policy
UTSC Faculty Teaching Award, 2011
Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012.
“A Bridge or Barrier to Integration? Germany’s 1999 Citizenship Reform in Critical Perspective” (co-authored with Karen Schönwälder). German Politics and Society VOL. 30, No. 1 (2012): 52-70.
“Introduction: Assessing the Consequences of the 1999 German Citizenship Act.” German Politics and Society, VOL. 30, No. 1 (2012): 1-16.
“Illiberal Means to Liberal Ends? Understanding Recent Immigrant Integration Policies in Europe.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, VOL. 37, No. 6 (2011): pp. 861-880.
“The Limits of the Liberal State: Migration, Identity and Belonging in Europe” (co- authored with Fiona Adamson and Aristide Zolberg). Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, VOL. 37, No. 6 (2011): pp. 843-859.
“Rights, Norms, and Politics: The Case of German Citizenship Reform” (co-authored with James Ingram). Social Research, Vol. 77, No. 1 (Spring 2010): pp. 353-382.
“Global Norms Domestic Institutions and the Transformation of Immigration Policy in Canada and the United States.” Review of International Studies VOL. 36, No. 1 (2010): pp. 169-193.
“The Limits of Deliberation: Institutions and American Immigration Policy.” Society, VOL. 47, No. 3 (March-April 2010): pp. 126-129.
“Between Global Norms and Domestic Institutions: Postwar Immigration Policymaking in Canada and the United States.” American Studies (Seoul), No. 31-1 (2008): pp. 93- 130.
“How the Federal Republic Became and Immigration Country: Norms, Politics and the Failure of West Germany’s Guest Worker System (co-authored with Karen Schönwälder).” German Politics and Society VOL. 24, No. 3 (Fall 2006): pp. 1-19.
“Family Immigration Policy in Comparative Perspective: Canada and the United States.” Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens (Spring 2006): pp. 30-33.
“Building Walls, Bounding Nations: Migration and Exclusion in Canada and Germany, 1870-1939.” Journal of Historical Sociology VOL. 17, No. 4 (2004): pp. 385-427.
“Nationalism and Power Politics: The Use of Nationalist Propaganda in the Struggle for ‘Northern Epirus’.” Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, VOL. 2, No. 2 (2000): pp. 149-162.
“Politics, Speech, and the Art of Persuasion: Towards an Aristotelian Conception of the Public Sphere. “ The Journal of Politics, VOL. 63, No. 3 (1999): pp. 741-757.
“Culture vs. Citizenship? A Review and Critique of Will Kymlicka’s Multicultural Citizenship.” Citizenship Studies, VOL. 1, No. 2 (1997): pp. 267-277.
“A Reluctant Gesture: The Establishment of Canadian-Albanian Diplomatic Relations.” East European Quarterly, VOL. 31, No. 3 (1997): pp. 399-413.
Edited Volume and Book Chapters:
Editor, European Encounters: Migrants, Migration and European Societies since 1945 (with Rainer Ohliger and Karen Schönwälder). Ashgate, 2003.
“Immigration, Citizenship and Canada’s New Conservative Party” (co-authored with Inder Marwah and Steve White). In Conservatism in Canada, ed. David Rayside and James Farney. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
“The Benefits and Limits of Pragmatism: Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion in Germany” (co-authored with Anna Korteweg and Paulina Garcia del Moral). In Diverse Nations, Diverse Responses: Approaches to Social Cohesion in Immigrant Societies, ed. Paul Spoonley and Erin Tolley. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming.
“Normative Contexts, Domestic Institutions and the Transformation of Immigration Policy Paradigms in Canada and the United States.” In Policy Paradigms, Transnationalism and Domestic Politics, ed. Grace Skogstad. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, pp. 147-170.
“Rethinking the Origins of the Points System.” In Kanada und Deutschland – Der Umgang mit Migration und Integration im Vergleich, ed. Axel Kreisenbrink and Petra Bendel. Nuremberg: Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, 2008, pp. 24-55.
“Dual Citizenship and Security Norms in Historical Perspective.” In Dual Citizenship in Global Perspective: From Unitary to Multiple Citizenship, ed. Thomas Faist and Peter Kivisto. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp. 27-41.
“Against the Politics of Partition: A Critique of Unmixing as Peacemaking and Rescue” (co-authored with Tobias Vogel). In The Greek-Turkish Exchange of Populations: Aspects of a National Confrontation, ed. Kostas Tsitselikis. Athens: Kritiki Publishing, 2006, pp. 182-204 (in Greek).
“A Model for Europe? A Critical Appraisal of Canadian Integration Policies.” In Politische Steuerung von Integrationsprozesessen: Intentionen und Wirkungen, ed. Karen Schönwälder, Sigrid Baringhorst and Uwe Hunger. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2006, pp. 79-94.
“Influencing Migration Policy from Inside: Political Parties” (co-authored with Andrej Zaslove). In Dialogues on Migration Policy, ed. Marco Giugni and Florence Passy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006, pp. 171-192.
“The Political Consequences of Forced Population Transfers: Refugee Incorporation in Greece and West Germany.” In European Encounters: Migrants, Migration and European Societies since 1945, pp. 99-122.
“European Encounters: Europe’s Migratory Experiences” (co-authored with Rainer Ohliger and Karen Schönwälder). In European Encounters: Migrants, Migration and European Societies since 1945, pp. 3-16.
Working Papers and Other Publications:
“Adieu Pragmatismus? Merkel, Multiculturalism and the CDU.” Web article for GermanStudies.ca, November 2010.
“International Perspectives on Immigrant Service Provision (co-authored with Myer Siemiatycki).” Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation Paper, May 2010.
“Non-Citizen Voting in Toronto: A Case of Too Little, Too Soon?” Web article for the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, 2010.
“Bounded Innovation: Teaching Governance and Institutions to MPP Students.” Discourse VOL. 18, No. 4 (2009): pp. 10-11.
“Europeanizing Canada’s Citizenship Policy?” Co-authored with Inder Marwah. Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue: Policy Commentary, May 2010.
“Beyond Nationhood: Citizenship Politics in Germany Since Unification (co-authored with Thomas Faist).” Munk Centre for International Studies Working Paper Series on Controversies in Global Politics and Societies, No. 1 (2006): pp. 1-24.
“Länderprofil: Griechenland.” Migration und Bevölkerung 9 (November 2003): pp. 4-6.
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