Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Advisory Committee, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Graduate Program
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also the Associate Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG). Triadafilopoulos received his Ph.D. 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. Triadafilopoulos was a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Triadafilopoulos is the author of Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany (UBC Press, 2012), the editor of Wanted and Welcome? Policies for Highly Skilled Immigrants in Comparative Perspective (Springer, 2013), and co-editor (with Kristin Good and Luc Turgeon) of Segmented Cities? How Urban Contexts Shape Ethnic and Nationalist Politics (UBC Press, 2014).

Triadafilopoulos’ scholarly publications have appeared in German Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Politics, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Research, the Journal of Politics and the Review of International Studies. More information about his teaching and research can be found at


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

Research Projects

Triadafilopoulos’ current research examines the extension of public funding for Islamic religious education in Canada and Germany. He is also interested in (i) how centre-right, conservative parties in Europe and North America are adapting their electoral strategies in response to more culturally diverse electorates, and (ii) why requests for religious accommodation on the part of Muslims have prompted such intense debates in Canada and other industrialized liberal democracies.