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Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the Canada Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Program, Ryerson University

John Carlaw is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Program at Ryerson University where he co-leads the Politics and Narratives of Migration research theme.

His dissertation, defended in 2019, examined the modern Conservative Party of Canada and former government’s (2006-2015) discourses, political approach and policy record in the fields of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism.

John holds a PhD from the Department of Political Science, York University. From 2015 to 2019, he served as Project Lead of York University's Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, a refugee sponsorship and education initiative at York’s Centre for Refugee Studies.

He has been a course director in Trent University and the Glendon Campus of York Universities' Political Science Departments.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Managing Editor, Refugee Protection Cluster, The Migration Initiative
  • 2014–present
    Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the Canada Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Ryerson University
  • 2020–present
    Adjunct professor, Glendon College Political Science Department
  • 2015–2019
    Project Lead, Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, York University Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Education

  • 2020 
    York University, PhD, Political Science

Publications

  • 2017
    Authoritarian Populism and Canada's Conservative Decade (2006–2015) in Citizenship and Immigration: The Politics and Practices of Kenneyism and Neo-conservative Multiculturalism, Journal of Canadian Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)