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Ayelet Shachar (FRSC), Program Director & R.F. Harney Professor

Ayelet Shachar is a professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs. She has published extensively on the topics of citizenship, global inequality, competitive migration regimes, cultural diversity and gender equality. Her research is motivated by the need to develop new legal principles to address the most pressing issues of our time: how to live together in diverse societies, how to grant rights to those who lack formal access to membership, and how to tame the ever-expanding reach of borders and migration control in a world of persistent inequality.


Phil Triadafilopoulos, Acting Director, Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies

Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He teaches courses in political science and public policy at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and conducts research in the areas of immigration and citizenship policy in Europe and North America. His current research examines: (i) the extension of public funding for Islamic religious education in Germany; (ii) how mainstream conservative political parties in Europe and North America are adapting their electoral strategies in response to more culturally diverse electorates; (iii) the degree to which Canada is “exceptional” with respect to immigration politics and policymaking; and (iv) the dialectical interplay of liberal openness and illiberal closure in contemporary managed migration policies. 

Harney Program staff

Mustafa Aryan

Program Coordinator

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Research Assistant

Meet 2023-24 Research Fellows

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PhD candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education 

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Master candidate, Industrial Relations and Human Resources 

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PhD candidate, Department of Sociology 

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PhD candidate, History with a Collaborative Specialization in Food Studies 

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Master of Public Policy candidate, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy  

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PhD candidate, Department of Political Science  

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Master of European History candidate at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy 

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PhD candidate, Department of Political Science 

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Doctoral candidate, Department of Sociology 

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Doctoral candidate, Department of Geography and Planning 

Visiting Research Fellows

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PhD candidate, Leiden University, The Netherlands

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PhD candidate, King's College London