Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Phil Triadafilopoulos

Areas of interest

  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Multiculturalism
  • Citizenship
  • International Migration
  • Race
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism



Phil Triadafilopoulos is Associate Professor of Political Science. His current research focuses on (1) the accommodation of new religious minorities in liberal-democratic states, (2) how and why industrialized democracies have liberalized their economic migration policies while pursuing illiberal controls on irregular migrants and asylum seekers, and (3) centre-right political parties’ responses to diversifying electorates. 


Select publications

  • Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Wanted and Welcome? Policies for Highly Skilled Immigration in Comparative Perspective. New York: Springer.
  • “Good and Lucky: Explaining Canada’s Successful Immigration Policies.” In Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Canada, ed. Michael Howlett et al. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • “Is Multiculturalism Dead?  Groups, Governments and the ‘Real Work of Integration’” (with Anna Korteweg). Ethnic and Racial Studies VOL. 38, No. 5.
  • “Illiberal Means to Liberal Ends? Understanding Recent Immigrant Integration Policies in Europe.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, VOL. 37, No. 6.


Awards & recognition

  • Principal Investigator, UTSC Research Competitiveness Grant
  • Co-Investigator, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Visiting Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin



The Policy Process
The Limits of Rationality