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Margaret Walton-Roberts

Professor, Geography and Environmental studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Margaret Walton-Roberts is a professor in the Geography and Environmental studies department at Wilfrid Laurier University, and affiliated to the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo Ontario. Her research has examined international migration with a focus on gender and skilled migration, and she has carried out numerous research projects on transnational skilled migration and immigration and refugee settlement and integration in second tier cities in Canada. Recent co-edited publications include; Diasporas, Development and Governance with Springer Global Migration Series and The Human Right to Citizenship: A Slippery Concept with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts is a human geographer trained in the UK and Canada who focuses on international migration. She is currently a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo Canada. Her research interests are in gender and migration, transnational networks, and immigrant settlement policy. Her current research focuses on immigration and refugee settlement in second tier Canadian cities, gender and the international migration of health care professionals, and international student migration.


  • 2015–2019
    Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University


Visiting Scholar NUS, Singapore, CDS, Kerala.