About our Contributors

Ping-Ann Addo is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She researches and teaches courses on gendered aspects of diaspora, nation-building, expressive culture, and global exchange among Pacific and Caribbean transmigrants.

Xiaobei Chen is Associate Professor of Sociology at Carleton University. Her current work focuses on the Canadian trajectory of problematizing cultural differences, conceptions about the ethnic and immigrant Other, hegemonic
ideas of the criteria and modes of belonging and non-belonging, and practices of subject-making.

Peter Nyers is Associate Professor of the Politics of Citizenship and Intercultural Relations in the Department of Political Science, McMaster University. He is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies and he is one of the Chief Editors of the journal Citizenship Studies.

Prem Kumar Rajaram is the author of Ruling the Margins: Colonial Power and Administrative Rule in the Past and Present (Routledge, 2015). His main research interests are on issues to do with social and political marginalization.

Andri Tambunan is a photojournalist based in Indonesia whose photographic essays work as catalysts for social change. In Tambunan’s words, “Beyond the act of recording, my aim as a photographer is to tell a story that voices the truth, evokes empathy, and ultimately moves people into action. Having a camera in my hand gives me both a rare privilege and a profound responsibility. Though the act of taking an image is instant, a photograph is capable of making a lasting impact.”

Sherry Xiaohan Thorpe is a Master’s student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, Canada. She is researching the Sanctuary/Solidarity City movement in Canada, exploring the implications for theorizations of citizenship in light of the growing city-based grassroots struggles to render citizenship ‘irrelevant’ in governing migration.

Harsha Walia is a social justice activist and author, as well as the co-founder of the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal. Walia’s writings have appeared in over fifty journals, anthologies, and magazines, including Race and Class,
Briarpatch, Canadian Dimension, Feministing, Left Turn, People of Color Organize, The Winter We Danced,
and Rabble. She is the author of the book Undoing Border Imperialism, 2013.

Scott Watson is Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. His research falls into the fields of international relations theory, security and securitization studies, the politics of migration and borders, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, and the connection between identity and insecurity in international politics.