Triadafilos (Phil) Triadafilopoulos

Professor; Department of Political Science
Advisory Committee; Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Graduate Program


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Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Triadafilopoulos received his PhD in Political Science for the New School for Social Research and is a former Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow. He also held a two-year visiting research fellowship at the Institute for Social Sciences at Humboldt University through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Triadafilopoulos was a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin in 2012 and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2013.

Triadafilopoulos’ current research examines the extension of public funding for Islamic religious education in Canada and Germany.  He is also interested in how centre-right conservative parties in Europe and North America are adapting to more culturally diverse electorates.

Triadafilopoulos is the author of Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012), shortlisted for the Canadian Political Science Association’s 2013 Donald Smiley Prize for the best book in Canadian politics and 2014 Comparative Politics Prize.  He is the editor of Wanted and Welcome? Policies for Highly Skilled Immigrants in Comparative Perspective (New York: Springer, 2013), and co-editor (with Kristin Good and Luc Turgeon) of Segmented Cities? How Urban Contexts Shape Ethnic and Nationalist Politics (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014).  Triadafilopoulos’ recent scholarly publications have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Politics, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Research, and the Review of International Studies.


International Migration
Politics of Membership


Ph. D – New School for Social Research, (2004)

M.A –  Brock University, (1995)

B.A. University of Toronto (1991)


Visiting Fellow, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham (2013)
Visiting Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (2012)
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aid to Research and Conferences Grant, “The Evolution of Evidence-Based Policy in Canada” (2012)
UTSC Faculty Teaching Award (2011)
Connaught Foundation New Researcher Award, “Logics of Incorporation: The Reception of Muslim Immigrants’ Claims for Religious Accommodation in Canada and Germany” (2011)
European Union Centre for Excellence, Conference Grant, “Immigrant Integration in Europe” (2010)
Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Targeted and Seed Research Grant (in collaboration with Anna Korteweg), “National Identity and Muslim Immigrant Integration in Germany and the Netherlands” (2008)

Selected publications

Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012).

“Immigration, Citizenship and Canada’s New Conservative Party” (co-authored with Inder Marwah and Steve White). In Conservatism in Canada, ed. David Rayside and James Farney. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

“Is Multiculturalism Dead? Groups, Governments and the ‘Real Work of Integration’” (co-authored with Anna Korteweg). Ethnic and Racial Studies (2014), DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2014.907925.

“A Bridge or Barrier to Incorporation? Germany’s 1999 Citizenship Reform in Critical Perspective” (co-authored with Karen Schönwälder). German Politics and Society, VOL. 30, No. 1 (2012): pp. 52-70.

“Illiberal Means to Liberal Ends? Understanding Recent Immigrant Integration Policies in Europe.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, VOL. 37, No. 6. (2011): pp. 861-880.


The Politics of Immigration in Europe and North America
Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective
The Policy Process
Institutions and Governance
Comparative Public Policy
Limits of Rationality


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