Yasmeen M. Abu-Laban

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr. Abu-Laban received her Ph.D. from Carleton University in 1996. She was a Visiting Scholar (2004-2005) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and a McCalla Research Professor (2006-2007) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Abu-Laban’s research interests centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of gender and ethnic politics, nationalism, globalization and processes of racialization, immigration policies and politics, and citizenship theory. She has published over forty articles, book chapters and reviews including in such journals as Urban Affairs Review, International Politics, Citizenship Studies, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, The International Journal of Canadian Studies, Canadian Public Policy, and Canadian Ethnic Studies. She is the co-author (with Christina Gabriel) of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization (2002), co-editor of Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations (2008) and editor of Gendering the Nation-State: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives (2008). She is an Editorial Board Member of Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, a member of the academic committee for University of Alberta Press, and serves as an elected member on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Political Science Association.