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James Walsh

JAMES WALSH was a SSPF Postdoctoral Fellow during 2013-14, the Immigration and Citizenship theme year.

Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara in September of 2011. He is currently working on a book-length project based on his dissertation, “Governing the Divide: Political Institutions and Immigration Control in the United States, Canada, and Australia,” which provides a comparative historical study of the significance of institutional arrangements and state structure in conditioning policy decisions and outcomes. His broader research agenda is focused on interrogating the relationship between globalization, immigration, and the nation-state. His work has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Forum, Citizenship Studies and Journal of Historical Sociology, among others. In addition he is currently working on projects concerning the recent growth of temporary migration in Canada and Australia, social movements concerning border surveillance and policing, and the privatization of immigration control through government partnerships and alignments with firms, local and municipal authorities, and citizens themselves.

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