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.