Leah Montange

Bissell-Heyd Lecturer in American Studies
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Leah Montange - Photo by Jamie Napier

Areas of interest

  • Precarious and unfree migrant labor
  • Securitization of migration and deployment of migrant detention
  • Discourses of nationalism and racialization


Main bio

Dr. Leah Montange is the Bissell-Heyd Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Montange is a human geographer whose work addresses the relations between human life and state power in contexts of bordering, detention, and labor — contexts where freedom, unfreedom and mobility are at stake.   Her work is published in journals such as Citizenship Studies; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; and Globalizations.  In the American Studies program at U of T, she teaches core courses as well as specialized thematic courses on borders, labor, (non-)citizenship and empire. Dr. Montange received a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Toronto, where she was a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and was a Pruitt Dissertation Fellow of the Society of Women Geographers. She also recently taught with the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound.