People

Program Director

Professor Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar (FRSC) is the R.F. Harney Professor and Director of the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs. Previously, she was the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She has published extensively on the topics of citizenship, global inequality, competitive migration regimes, cultural diversity and gender equality. Her research is motivated by the need to develop new legal principles to address some of the most pressing issues of our time: how to live together in diverse societies, how to grant rights to those who lack formal access to membership, and how to tame the ever-expanding reach of borders and migration control in a world of persistent inequality.
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Program Coordinator

Dr Marie-Eve Loiselle

Marie-Eve joined the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies in November 2020. In addition to this role, she holds a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship studying the role of biometric technologies in the governance of the movement of people across state borders. Prior to joining the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Marie-Eve was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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Research Assistant

Gözde Böcü

Gözde is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research interests include transnationalism, migration, and authoritarianism. In her dissertation project, Gözde explores authoritarian diaspora policies and their effects on diasporas from a comparative perspective. She is currently working towards completing her dissertation project by conducting multi-sited fieldwork. 

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