Phil Triadafilopoulos

Acting Director, Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
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Areas of interest

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



Phil Triadafilopoulos is the Acting Director of the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies and an 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



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