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Migration in Canada and Germany

Over the last two decades, my research program has involved empirical projects in Canada and Germany. This program included cross-country comparisons on national migration policies and discourses as well as case studies in both countries on labour migration and urban approaches towards the inclusion of vulnerable and non-status migrants and refugees.

This reseach program was recognized in 2015 by the Konrad Adenauer Research Award, external link honouring "researchers from Canada whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond, whose personality and research contribute to the academic and cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada."


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Student Major Research Papers & MA Theses

  • Hasrat Grewal Gill. 2019. Decolonizing ‘Integration’: A Post-Colonial Analysis of Immigration ‘Integration’ in Canada and Germany.
  • Casey Tran. 2017. German Independent Volunteers’ Responses to the Refugee Crisis.
  • Sita Jayaraman. 2014. Immigrant Women Workers in the Settlement Sector: Niche Employment or Occupational Segmentation? A Comparative Study of Germany and Canada.
  • Avery Toppan. 2013. “Tolerated” And Non-Status Persons’ Access to Mental Health Support Services: A Comparison between Toronto, Canada and Aachen, Germany.
  • Sandra Pehilj. 2011. Return Migration to Europe: Understanding Transnational Identities and Motivations for the Return of Immigrants from the former Yugoslavia.
  • Jan Semmelroggen. 2007. Blood and Culture? Contemporary German Nationhood and the Political Discourse on Migrants and Immigration in the Federal Republic of Germany.