Craig Damian Smith

Craig Damian Smith

Associate Director, Global Migration Lab


Craig Damian Smith earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on migration, displacement, European foreign policy, and refugee integration. His doctoral thesis “Malignant Europeanization: Schengen, Irregular Migration Governance, and Insecurity on Europe’s Peripheries” examines the effects of European migration governance on transit states. He has conducted several years of fieldwork throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Western Balkans, and Europe. His current SSHRC-funded research looks at the emergence of irregular migration systems to Canada and their effects on Canada’s domestic politics and international migration relations. In addition to his scholarly work, he has provided media commentary on migration and refugee issues to outlets including the BBC, CBC, and NBC.

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