Kim Rygiel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and teaches in the Master of International Public Policy Program (MIPP) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and is also a research associate with Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre (IMRC). Her research focuses on border security, migration and citizenship within North America and in Europe particularly Calais, France and the Turkish-Greek border.
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 Assistant Editor of Citizenship Studies.
Professor Rygiel’s current research projects include two SSHRC funded projects:
The first “Living with others: Fostering cultural pluralism through citizenship politics,” investigates why, how and under what conditions some communities are more open to cultural difference than others; what types of projects facilitate openness to newcomers and how do citizens and non-citizens participate in these projects in ways that transform understandings of citizenship and belonging (conducted with Feyzi Baban, Trent University and collaborator Fuat Keyman, Sabanci University).
The second project, “Humanitarian Aid, Citizenship Politics, and the Governance of Syrian Refugees in Turkey,” investigates the nature of humanitarian aid responses to emergencies involving Syrian refugees in Turkey (conducted with Susan Ilcan, University of Waterloo and Feyzi Baban, Trent University). She is also working on a co-authored book with S. Ilcan and F. Baban on this research (forthcoming, McGill-Queen’s University Press).
- .2014.Privatizing Security, Securitizing Policing: The Case of the G20 in Toronto, Canada..: 201-217.
- 2014.http://est.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/16/1368431013520386.abstract>Snapshots from the margins: Transgressive cosmopolitanisms in Europe,."Snapshots from the margins: Transgressive cosmopolitanisms in Europe" Co-authored with Feyzi Baban.
- 2013.Mobile Citizens, Risky Subjects: Security Knowledge at the Border,.in Suzan Ilcan (ed) (Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press ).
- 2012.''Politicizing camps: Forging transgressive citizenships in and through Transit" 16 (August ): 5-6 807-825.
- 2012.Governing mobility and rights to movement post 9/11: Managing irregular and refugee migration through detention.16 (2).
- 2011.Edited by Peter Nyers and Kim Rygiel (Routledge Dec).
- 2011.Bordering solidarities: Migrant activism and the politics of movement and camps at Calais.15 (1).
- 2010.(University of British Columbia Press ).
- 2009.Global Cities (2),.(SAGE Reference Publications ).
- 2008.The Securitized Citizen,.in Engin F Isin (ed) (University of Toronto Press ).
- .2007.Abject Spaces: Frontiers, Zones, Camps,.co-authored with Engin F Isin in Elizabeth Dauphinee and Cristina Masters (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan ).
- .2006.Co-edited with ).
- ENMISA Distinguished Book Award of the International Studies Association for Globalizing Citizenship (UBC 2010). Awarded by the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association. Short listed for the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations (2011).
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant: “Geographies of Exclusion: Re-thinking Citizenship from the Margins” (2011-2014)
- Wilfrid Laurier University Merit Award (2011)