Randall Hansen

Professor, Department of Political Science and Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Canada Research Chair in Global Migration
Director, Global Migration Lab
Randall Hansen


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Randall Hansen is the Canada Research Chair in Global Migration in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Munk School’s Global Migration Lab.  He works on immigration and citizenship, demography and population policy and the effects of war on civilians. His published works include War, Work and Want: How the OPEC Oil Crisis Caused Mass Migration and Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023), Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany and Japan (London: Faber, 2020); Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Operation Valkyrie (New York: Oxford University Press; 2014), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (Penguin, 2009), and Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (Oxford University Press, 2000). He has also co-edited Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies (with David Leal and Gary P. Freeman) (New York: Routledge, 2012), Migration States and International Cooperation (with Jeannette Money and Jobst Koehler, Routledge, 2011), Towards a European Nationality (w. P. Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (w. P. Weil, Berghahn, 2002), and Immigration and asylum from 1900 to the present. 

He was Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) from 2011-2022 and Interim Director of the Munk School from 2017-2020.