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Randall Hansen

Director; Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Professor, Political Science






Room 126N, 1 Devonshire Place




Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on Immigration and Citizenship, Demography and Population Policy and the Effects of War on Civilians. His published works include Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (Penguin, 2009), and Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (Oxford University Press, 2000). He has also co-edited Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies (with David Leal and Gary P. Freeman) (New York: Routledge, 2012), Migration States and International Cooperation (with Jeannette Money and Jobst Koehler, Routledge, 2011), Towards a European Nationality (w. P. Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (w. P. Weil, Berghahn, 2002), and Immigration and asylum from 1900 to the present 

He appears regularly on TVO’s The Agenda, and has written for and been quoted in the national and international press.


Immigration and Citizenship
Demography and Population Policy
The Effects of War on Civilians


D. Phil  – University of Oxford (1998)

M. Phil.  – University of Oxford (1994)

B.A. – Honors, University of British Columbia (1992)


Senior Fellow, Massey College
Senior Fellow, Trinity College


European Politics in a Global World,
Eugenics, Forced Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in the 20th Century
The Politics of Immigration & Citizenship in Europe and North America
Core course for Masters in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Core PhD course in Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics (Industrial Societies)

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