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April 24, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Kim Rygiel

Assistant Professor and Graduate Officer

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2032

Office Location: 4-126, Dr Alvin Woods Building
Office Hours: Winter 2014: Friday 12:30-1:30 pm or by appointment
Academic Background
  • B.A., (English Literature and Humanistic Studies), McGill University
  •  M.A., (International Relations), Norman Paterson School of International Relations, Carleton University
  •  Ph.D., (Political Science) York University


International relations and global politics

globalization and global governance
citizenship and migration
security studies
gender and international relations.

Dr. Rygiel is author of Globalizing Citizenship (University of
British Columbia Press 2010); co-editor (with
 Peter Nyers) of Citizenship, Migrant
Activism and the Politics of Movement (Routledge 2012); and co-editor (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 has published research articles in the journals Citizenship Studies and Review of Constitutional Studies Her research focuses on border security, citizenship and migration within North America and Europe and citizen and non-citizen activism around migrant rights, particularly in relation to migrant and refugee camps. She is also working on a research project with Dr. Veronica Kitchen (at the University of Waterloo) on the securitization of policing that examines changes to security governance including the privatization and transnationalization of security actors and networks.

Additional Information

Willing to supervise M.A. and Ph.D students working in the areas of:

globalization and governance; citizenship and migration; international relations (IR) (including IR theory and gender and IR); and security studies,  with a particular interest in issues related to migrants/ refugees, mobility/migration, border controls, and migrant/citizenship politics