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Professor of Political Science, McMaster University

Peter Nyers is Professor of the Politics of Citizenship and Intercultural Relations in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. His research focuses on the social movements of non-status refugees and migrants, in particular their campaigns against deportation and detention and for regularization and global mobility rights. Nyers is the author of two books – Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation (Routledge 2019) and Rethinking Refugees: Beyond States of Emergency (Routledge 2006) – and the editor of four books on the politics of citizenship and migration. He is also a Chief Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies.


  • –present
    Professor of Political Science, McMaster University


  • 2002 
    York University, Political Science