Kim Rygiel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs and is the Associate Director and research associate with Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre (IMRC). Her research focuses on border security, migration and citizenship politics within North America and in Europe. She received her PhD from York University in 2006; her MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University in 1996. Prior to joining Laurier, she completed a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University and was an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Trent University.
She is the author of Globalizing Citizenship (UBC Press, 2010), co-winner of the 2011 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award of the International Studies Association and is co-editor, with Peter Nyers, of Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement (Routledge 2012) and, with Krista Hunt, of (En)Gendering the War on Terror: War Stories and Camouflaged Politics (Ashgate, 2006). She is the author of several book chapters and journal articles, which are published in Citizenship Studies, Review of Constitutional Studies, European Journal of Social Theory and International Political Sociology. Professor Rygiel is Associate Editor of Citizenship Studies.
Other website: www.balsillieschool.ca/people/kim-rygiel.
Professor Rygiel’s current research projects include two SSHRC funded projects:
I may have research assistantship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in migration, citizenship and border security. Opportunities for fieldwork may also be available in the summer. Contact me for more information.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of international relations/global governance/international political sociology and with a particular interest in migrant/citizenship politics, migration and mobility; border security; asylum seekers and refugees; cultural pluralism.
Selected papers in refereed journals:
Single-authored book chapters:
Co-authored book chapters:
Office location: DAWB 4-126
Office hours: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. (or by appointment)
Languages spoken: English
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