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Randall Hansen

MPhil, DPhil

Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Randall Hansen, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon), is Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Global Migration Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School. He works on migration & citizenship, eugenics & population policy, and the effect of war on civilian populations.

His published works include War, Work, and Want: How the OPEC Oil Crisis Generated Revolution & Mass Migration (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023); Fire & Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany and Japan (London: Faber, 2020);  Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after July 20, 1944 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Fire & Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany (New York: Penguin, 2009), and Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (Oxford: 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 (with Patrick Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (with Patrick Weil, Berghahn, 2002), and Immigration and asylum from 1900 to the present [with Matthew Gibney, ABC-CLIO, 2005].

He has done consulting work for the International Organization for Migration, Oxford Analytica, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the World Bank.

His current manuscript, entitled Dreaming of Europe: Refugees and the Old Continent (University of Toronto Press, under contract) examines the refugee experience in Europe from refugees’ perspectives as well as the labor-refugee nexus across the EU.