MA/PhD Positions: Sanctuary Cities in Canada
About the research:
Funded MA and PhD positions are available for the Fall 2023 at the Concordia Research Chair on the Politics of Immigration. These positions will contribute to Dr. Mireille Paquet’s research on sanctuary cities in Canada, in relation to the international project Soli*City: Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in Global Perspective.
About the Research
Dr. Paquet’s research on sanctuary cities in Canada examines how cities develop capacities to support non-status and precarious status immigrants. The project examines how local administrations manage relations with elected officials (e.g. mayors and councils) and with other local bureaucracies, including the police. It also considers implementation of sanctuary and “don’t ask, don’t tell'' policies. This research engages with scholarship on public administration, local immigration politics and immigration studies.
Regarding the Fellowship
The paid fellowship is a unique opportunity for students to realize a thesis on sanctuary cities in Canada in the Department of political science at Concordia University. Student fellows will contribute to the project by offering research assistance and will gain access to primary data, methods training and collective publication opportunities.
Fellows will become members of the Concordia Research Chair on the Politics and participate in the activities of Soli*City and of the Équipe de recherche sur l’immigration au Québec et ailleurs (ERIQA). They will become part of a team of researchers in training and leading researchers in immigration studies with national and international connections.
La langue d’enseignement du département de science politique est l’anglais mais les étudiants peuvent rédiger leurs thèses et travaux en français ou en anglais. L’équipe de travail de ce projet est entièrement bilingue.