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Reading group


Led by Mireille Paquet, the reading group is open to any interested student and faculty. Participants are only responsible for reading and discussing the text assigned for each meeting date. 

We meet from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in room H-1220 of the Hall building (unless we pivot online).

Please contact Alessandra La Posta for more details, to get access to the readings and reminders:


Winter 2022 Schedule


January 21, 2022


  • Blachnicka-Ciacek, Dominika , Agnieszka Trąbka, Irma Budginaite-Mackine, Violetta Parutis and Paula Pustulka. 2021. “Do I deserve to belong? Migrants’ perspectives on the debate of deservingness and belonging.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(17): 3805-3821, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2021.1932444
  • Harell, Allison, Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka and Rebecca Wallace. 2021. “Shared Membership Beyond National Identity: Deservingness and Solidarity in Diverse Societies.” Political Studies,


February 11, 2022


  • Arias, Sabrina B. and Christopher W. Blair. 2020. “Changing Tides: Public Attitudes on Climate Migration.” The Journal of Politics, 84 (1):
  • Spilker, Gabrielle, Quynh Nguyen, Vally Koubi and Tobias Böhmelt. 2020. “Attitudes of urban residents towards environmental migration in Kenya and Vietnam.” Nature climate change10(7) : 622-627,


March 11, 2022  *** SPECIAL TIME: 12:00 ***


  • Book talk by Antje Ellermann (UBC), “The Comparative Politics of Immigration Policy”, based on her most recent book: The Comparative Politics of Immigration Policy Choices in Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States (2020, Cambridge University Press).


April 1, 2022


  • Chau, Huey Shy and Karin Schwiter. 2021. “Who shapes migration in open labour markets? Analysing migration infrastructures and brokers of circularly migrating home care workers in Switzerland.” Mobilities 16(5): 724-738, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2021.1971052
  • Schon, Justin and David Leblang. 2021. “Why Physical Barriers Backfire: How Immigration Enforcement Deters Return and Increases Asylum Applications.” Comparative Political Studies54(14): 2611–2652,


April 22, 2022


  • Peters, Margaret E. 2020. “Integration and Disintegration: Trade and Labor Market Integration.” Journal of International Economic Law 23(2): 391–412,
  • Boucher, Anna. 2021. ” ‘What is exploitation and workplace abuse?’ A classification schema to understand exploitative workplace behaviour towards migrant workers.” New Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2021.1994541

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