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Christopher Kyriakides

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Department of Sociology

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Citizenship, Social Justice and Ethno-Racialization

Office: 2114 Vari Hall
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 60305
Email: ckyriak@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.soci.laps.yorku.ca/faculty-staff/full-time/
Secondary website: http://www.yorku.academia.edu/ChristopherKyriakides

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“Kyriakides’ work on refugee resettlement and trust is some of the most innovative and creative work on Canadian resettlement being conducted now.” (Community in Crisis Group, University of Ottawa/American University of Beirut, October 2017)

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REVIEWS OF RACE DEFACED

Race Defaced shakes up the status quo in the field of race—and social theory more broadly—delivering an exciting, forceful challenge to prominent thought. A major contribution. —Alana Lentin, University of Western Sydney

It's refreshing to see an ambitious work that steps back from the immediate cauldron of race and places it in a broader political, historical, and theoretical framework. Kyriakides and Torres offer a compelling challenge to the current orthodoxies in this bold, wide-ranging critical analysis. —Stephen Small, University of California, Berkeley

Race Defaced is an exceptional contribution to the debate about race because it does so much more than most writing on the subject. In a field where moral stances usually get in the way of thinking things through more deeply, Kyriakides and Torres have pulled together a pointedly philosophical reflection on the meaning of race. —James Heartfield, Spiked

Kyriakides and Torres urge us to dream of a different world and take a collective leap into the future. If this sounds hopelessly utopian you should read Race Defaced, because there is ample material here to give you pause for thought. —Chris Gilligen, Ethnopolitics

Race Defaced takes to the next level the critique of the system of white supremacy offered by Charles Mills in The Racial Contract, a classic of the genre. Ever a ‘hopeful subject’, one can anticipate this volume producing a new critical turn, a critical return to the classical role of philosophers, which is not simply to outline the problems of the present order, but also to provide a feasible means by which we – all of us, together – might achieve the good life. —Guy Lancaster, Plurilogue

Race Defaced is a thoroughly engaging and stimulating attempt to rethink and resituate conservative and radical orthodoxies surrounding the history and development of racism and anti-racism. [...] Following the police slayings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the U.S. in 2014 and the subsequent protests that took hold across the country, the questions and challenges the book poses for scholars on “race” and for participants within progressive social movements assumes a renewed significance . . . The authors' main contribution lies in providing a conceptual toolkit, framed within 'hope' and 'possibility,' with which to begin a movement toward an emancipatory politics." —Waqas Tufail, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Dr Christopher Kyriakides moved to Canada in January 2016 following his successful nomination for the position of Canada Research Chair with the Department of Sociology.

His work stresses the importance of a close relationship between the development of theory, interdisciplinarity, comparative analysis and empirically-grounded research and is influenced by the work of Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, C.L.R James and Ernst Bloch. Kyriakides argues that “a pragmatic approach to problem-solving requires that we think-through the unthinkable and that we ask questions that ‘shouldn't’ be asked. We need to uncover those currently buried linkages between academe and the people whose labors lay the bricks, grow the food and stitch the clothes, without which university professors would not have the privilege of being paid to think”.

Inspired by Shailja Patel’s Migritude, in 2016 Kyriakides launched the two-phase Racialised Reception Contexts Research Program at York. The first phase responds to the ‘international refugee crisis’ by ostensibly challenging the construction of the figure of ‘the refugee’. By situating ‘the refugee’ within a racialized reception context we are forced to examine the global and national processes and practices of inclusion and exclusion pertaining to local social groupings and cleavages in the 'host society'. Doing so enhances our ability to draw out the linkages and divergences in processes and practices which cumulatively reproduce the conditions of racialized continuity and change in an inter-connected world. Consequently, phase two will focus critically on ‘institutional racism’ in two main substantive areas of historical convergence: 1. Racialization and Policing, 2. Racialization and Psychiatry. Kyriakides argues that securitization and psycho-pathologization are the main institutional mechanisms through which contemporary inclusion and exclusion are maintained.

In 2017, Kyriakides established York's Reception Contexts Research Team (RCRT) in order to develop key research interventions in refugee-host relations. The launch of his 5-country Reception Contexts Research Program at York in October 2016 was attended to capacity by over 100 participants including leading scholars from 6 national contexts and 4 Canadian universities, and featured the work of 23 established and emerging scholars from Canada, the US, Jordan, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Norway, Ethiopia and Egypt. Papers from the launch will be published by Routledge in a book edited by Kyriakides and Torres with the assistance of York graduate Carlo Handy, titled "Borders of Mass Destruction: Racialization, National Belonging and 'the Refugee'. A wider call for papers will publish relevant contributions in a special issue of Refuge, Canada's Journal on Refugees, to be co-edited by Kyriakides, Torres and York graduates Dina Taha (PhD) and Carlo Handy (MA).

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PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Working within the field of Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies, Kyriakides is principally engaged in an in-depth analysis of 'reception contexts' through the application of mixed-methods (including institutional, political, urban and communication/cyber ethnography) to the study of the relationship between geo-politics, public policy related to (anti)immigration and (anti)racism, and the neighborhood negotiation of racialization, nationalism and religious conflict. Kyriakides' work favors a comparative approach 'between groups' and 'between reception contexts' - local and global. His work has focused on Europe, North America and the Middle East and has been funded by the European Commission, Council of Europe, United Nations, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Research Promotion Foundation, the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada. Kyriakides has advised a number of governmental, NGO and community organizations including the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities Program and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) - the largest anti-racist NGO network in the world.

Kyriakides’ PhD, The Anti-Racist State (supervised by Satnam Virdee, examined by John Solomos, November 2005) was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and was carried out under the auspices of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Department of Politics, University of Glasgow. His dissertation focused on what happens to the definition of ‘racism’ when racist states declare themselves anti-racist.

His ESRC-funded post-doctoral Research Fellowship investigated the relationship between racism, nationalism and Muslim inclusion/exclusion in Scotland and England and was carried out with Satnam Virdee, Centre for Research in Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Department of Sociology, University of Glasgow and with Tariq Modood at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol.

As an associate with the Centre for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, work (in collaboration with Rodolfo Torres) was subsequently extended comparatively to the US context via research on the relationship between the 'browning of America', the 'war on terror' and the security policing of the Arizona-Mexico border in relation to 'Other than Mexicans'. Kyriakides and Torres' book Race Defaced (Stanford University Press, 2012) represents a 200 year UK-US comparative historical analysis of racism and anti-racism. In his 'postcolonial' position as Associate Professor of Sociology, Ethnicity and Communication, Department of Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, research extended to the Middle East and to the EU's Southern Maritime Border.

Kyriakides has published widely, including papers in each of the consistently ranked top-three peer-reviewed journals in ethnic studies – the journals of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Ethnicity and Health. Recent papers in Ethnicities, New Political Science, the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, his ASA award-nominated Stanford University Press book (co-authored with R. Torres) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility, and his forthcoming Oxford University Press book (also co-authored with R. Torres) Multicultural Apocalypse: Anti-Immigration at ‘History’s End’, consolidate empirical and theoretical work to-date.

In 2016 Kyriakides joined the international advisory board of the journal Ethnicities and the Executive Committee of York's Centre for Refugee Studies.

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TEACHING & STUDENT SUPERVISION

Since commencing at York in 2016, Kyriakides has committed to the lead-supervision of 8 PhD students, 5 Masters students and 5 undergraduate students. In 2016 he taught a graduate course in Classical and Contemporary Sociological Thought titled Modernity and the Paradox of 'Race'. Students submitted papers in response to the question, 'Can there be an anti-racist sociology?' Kyriakides also teaches the 3rd year undergraduate course, Sociology of Race and Racism and is scheduled to teach the graduate courses Transnational Migration in winter 2018, and Race and Ethnicity in winter 2019.

Currently lead supervisor for the following doctoral students:

1. Sabrina Paille. Title: The Mobilization of Gender Equality and Sexual Freedoms in Western European Anti-Immigration Discourses

2. Dina Taha. Title: Marriage for Refuge: An Exploration of Syrian Women’s Survival Mechanisms in Egypt

3. Afsana Tabibi. Title: Migration Geopolitics, Orientalist Racism and the Reception of Afghan Refugees in Canada

4. Nadiya Ali. Title: The ‘Muslim Artistic Space’ Post-911: A Critical Muslim Theory Approach

5. Farnoush Mozafari. Title: The Sociological Re-imagination of Subjectivity and Materialism

6. Beatrice Anane-Bediakoh. Title: Racialized City: Urban Black Space(s), Resistance and the Internal Colonies of the Canadian Metropolis

MA Students

1. Carlo Handy (2017-18) Title: Black Refuge: Racialization, Nationalism and the Reception of Haitian Refugees in Canada.

2. Alina Budhwani (2017-18) Title: A Sociological Review of Intimate Partner Violence.

3. Janice Phonepraseuth (2016-17) Title: Who We Are: A Study of Chinese Student Organizations across North-American University Campuses.

4. Hena Mehta (2016-17) From Prayer to Prejudice: Growing Saffronisation in New Religious Movements.

5. Sabeen Kazmi (2015-16) Title: Canadian-Muslim Women as Right Bearers: Experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion within the Canadian Legal System.

Undergraduate Students

1. Hussain Ali. (2017-18) Title: Racism, Sectarianism and Football.

2. Akari Lang. (2017-18) Title: From ‘Yellow Peril’ to ‘Model Minority’: The Changing Racialized Signifiers of Japanese Migrant Minorities in the West.

3. Brianna Dickenson.(2016-17) Title: The Representation of Black History within the Ontario Education Curriculum.

4. Sarah Farhan. (2016-17) Title: Racialized Representations of Terrorism in the Canadian Press.

5. Sharlene Choto. (2016-17) Title: The Experiences of Black Police Officers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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ADMINISTRATION AT YORK

1. York Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (2016-Present)

2. Canada Research Chair Advisory Committee (2016-Present)

3. Director - Qualitative Research and Resource Centre (2017-Present)

4. Sociology Undergraduate Committee (2017-Present)

5. Sociology Executive Committee (2017-Present)

6. Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee (2016-Present)

7. Sociology Appointments Committee and Affirmative Action Rep (2016-Present)

8. Sociology Research Committee (2016-2017)

9. Sociology International Committee (2016-2017)

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY

1. Member, International Sociological Association.

• Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations

2. Member, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

3. Member, Middle East Studies Association

4. Member, International Communication Association

• Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division

• Intercultural Communication Division

• Political Communication Division

5. Member, European Communication Research and Education Association

• Diaspora, Migration and the Media Research Section

• International and Intercultural Communication Research Section

• Political Communication Research Section

• Philosophy of Communication Research Section

• Film Studies Section

6. Member. Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Cultural Studies

Peer-review for:

1. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

2. Journal of Ethnicity and Health

3. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies

4. Ethnicities

5. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

6. International Sociology

7. Current Sociology

8. Anthropological Theory

9. Communication, Culture and Critique

10. Bulletin of Historical Medicine

11. International Journal of Electronic Governance

12. New Political Science

13. Health Tomorrow: Interdiscplinarity and Internationality

14. Rochester Studies in Medical History book series

15. World Development

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (since commencing at York in 2016)

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Status Eligibilities: the Eligibility to Exist and Authority to Act in Refugee-Host Relations. Private Refugee Sponsorship: Concepts, Cases and Consequences Conference. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, October 18-19.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) 'Other Than Mexicans', 'Islamic Fascists' and the Canadian Regulation of Risky Subjects, Annual Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum. Expanding Cooperation on Migration: People, Economy and Security in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, Sept 27.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) "The Refugee: Contested Resettlement and the Borders of Mass Destruction". Research Committee 31 Roundtable Session. XIX International Sociological Association World Congress, Toronto, July 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) "Words Don’t Come Easy: Al Jazeera’s Migrant–Refugee Distinction and the European Culture of (Mis)Trust." Research Committee Session "The Spectacle of Crisis Migration and the Seeping Affect of Racism and Neo-Nationalism". XIX International Sociological Association World Congress, Toronto, July 18.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Session Chair. Challenging the International Refugee Regime & ‘Durable Solutions’ with Heaven Crawley, Christina Clarke-Kazak and Martin Jones, Alternative Solutions to Refugee Protection Workshop, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, June 5.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Film Panel Member with Pablo Idahosa, Idil Atak and Jennifer Hyndman (moderator). Les Sauteurs screening and panel discussion. Toronto International Film Festival, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, May 11.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Trusted Contact: the benefits and barriers to social trust among 'post conflict' communities. AGM Address. Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development, Mississauga, April 6.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Keynote Speech. Ontario Provincial Government Municipal Immigration Workshop, Northumberland, March 7.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relations among Arab Families in Canada. Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration/Doha International Family Institute. London, Ontario. February 24.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Analysis and Overview of Canada’s Resettlement Policies and Grading the Government’s Response to the Global Refugee Crisis. University of Toronto Refugee Alliance. University of Toronto. February 13.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Beyond the Media-Policy-Migration Nexus: Changing the Narrative on Refugee Reception. Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. January 29.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Discussant. 11th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. January 17.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Rural Reception Contexts and Refugee Resettlement: Canadian Studies Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Nov 30.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Report of SSHRC/IRCC funded Rapid Response Research Results presented by invitation to the Federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada, Ottawa, Nov 29.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations. York Circle Lecture. York University, Nov 25.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) (Mis) Trusted Contact: The Impact of Pre-Arrival Sharing on Refugee-Host Relations. Pathways to Prosperity Conference, Toronto, Nov 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) (Mis) Trusted Contact: Existential Transactions of Worth in Refugee-Host Relations. Research results presented by invitation at Centre for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine,Oct12.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) States of Refuge, Panel Discussant. University of Toronto, Munk Centre, July 17.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) “I try to be a refugee, but I can’t”: Unsettled Identities and the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Program. Paper presented at the British Society for Middle East Studies Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh. July 5-7.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Labelling, Autonomy and the Migrant-Refugee Distinction. Centre for Refugee Studies Summer School Lecture, York University, May 11.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) “The Refugee”, Resettlement and the Borders of Mass Destruction. Public Lecture sponsored by the Centre for International Migration, University of California, Irvine. May 4.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Status Eligibilities: Conceptualizing "Successful Resettlement". Paper presented at the 19th Annual Metropolis Conference, "Looking Forward: Migration & Mobility in 2017 and Beyond". Montreal, March 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2016) Reception Contexts: Racialization, 'the Refugee' and National Belonging. Reception Contexts Conference, York University, Canada, Oct 12.

Kyriakides, C. (2016) ‘"Overconsuming Cultures" at the Boundaries of Fortress Europe’ Reflections on the Crises in Europe Special Panel. Department of Politics, York University, Canada, March 4.

Kyriakides, C. & Winland, D. (2016) Respondents to Tony Sorge - 'Navigating the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: Racism, Alter-Globalization Activism, and the Sediments of History on Lampedusa.' Department of Anthropology Working Paper Series. York University, Canada. February.

Degrees

PhD, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow
BA (Hons.), Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Glasgow

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Sociology , Anthropology, Political Science; Refugee Studies; Ethno-Racialization, Nationalism, Anti-immigration; Social Death & Citizenship; Migration Geopolitics, Culture and Communication

Current Research Projects

SMARTT - SOCIAL MOBILITIES APPLICATION FOR REFUGE, TRUST AND TRANSITION: Content Identification and Formation Phase

    Summary:

    Supported by eCampusOntario RFP Digital Inclusion Research funding, SMARTT aims to develop digital/online interventions that combat the marginalization of persons fleeing conflict and persecution: Syrian refugees newly settled in Canada through the federal government’s PSR Program. SMARTT builds on cutting-edge empirical findings so as to address two of the Digital Inclusion target areas: Access – empowering marginalized groups and communities in the design and use of digital technologies; and Application – the development of an innovative social intervention which utilizes digital technologies to facilitate the enhancement of strong and meaningful social networks for socially marginalized and isolated individuals and groups.

    Lead Institution: York University, Canada

    Project Lead: Dr Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair & Executive Committee Member, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada

    Project Partners:

    Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada (Public Sector)

    Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development (NGO)

    Syrian-Canadian Foundation (NGO)

    Shore Consulting Group (Private Sector)

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Racialized Reception Contexts

    Summary:

    Racialized Reception Contexts (RRC) aims to develop a program of research orientated within the field of Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies. Initial research focuses on configurations of racialization in relation to the meaning of East/West, South/North, and the articulations of racism and nationalism in the reception of refugees in Europe, North America and the Middle East. RRC is guided by the understanding that racialization, particularly in light of the post-9/11 “war on terror,” works with the historical conditions of racism specific to a given national formation, but in a dynamic global context. A six-country analysis of Canada, the United States, Italy, Greece, Norway and Jordan, will examine the extent to which policy instruments and media discourse related to the global refugee crisis negatively impacts racialized communities in each reception context.

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    The Racialized Reception Contexts team consists of the following:

    Christopher Kyriakides (York University, Canada)
    Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo, Norway)
    Rodolfo D. Torres (University of California, Irvine)
    Nicolas Demertzis (University of Athens, Greece)
    Musa Shteiwi (University of Jordan)
    Paolo Boccagni (Univerity of Trento, Italy)

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    Role: Canada Research Chair - Project Leader

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      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2020

Rural Reception Contexts

    Summary:

    Rural Reception Contexts is a research collaboration between York University’s Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization, the office of Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northumberland County,Ontario. Lead by the CRC, this three-way collaborative partnership seeks to develop a robust understanding of the reception of sponsored Syrian refugees in the context of Northumberland County, Ontario, so as to identify positive interventions and strategies that will enhance inclusive community development.

    Northumberland County (NC) is active in welcoming Syrian refugees via sponsorship initiatives and the number of sponsored refugees is expected to significantly increase by mid- to late- 2016. NC presents us with an opportunity to examine the specific dynamics of refugee reception in a rural area with significant pockets of economic deprivation. Rural Reception Contexts will provide a detailed case study of the inclusion/exclusion of Syrian refugees in NC and will help us to gain insights into the specifics of rural refugee settlement. The findings from this socially engaged research will directly support policy-thinking at the local level in Northumberland County and will have implications for policy thinking at the national level.

    The project is funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, special call 'Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration'. The project is derived from and will extend Dr Kyriakides' Racialized Reception Contexts research program to in-Canada rural reception.

    http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2016/syrian_refugee-refugie_syrien-eng.aspx

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    Role: Principle Investigator - Christopher Kyriakides

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Books

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (September 2012) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility. STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2013

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Christopher Kyriakides (2015) "Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists". Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies

2015

Christopher Kyriakides' (2014) 'Transnational Roots of the Civil Rights Movement: African American Explorations of the Gandhian Repertoire’. Journal of International Sociology.

2014

Christopher Kyriakides (2008) 'The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain'. In Ethnic and Racial Studies Volume 31, Issue 8.

2008

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C., Bajjali, L., McLuhan A., Anderson, K. (2018) Beyond Refuge: Contested Orientalism and Persons of Self-Rescue. Canadian Ethnic Studies. Special Issue. *journal of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.

2018

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Words Don't Come Easy: Al Jazeera's Migrant-Refugee Distinction and the European Culture of (Mis)trust. Current Sociology, 65:7. * journal of the International Sociological Association.

2017

Kyriakides, C. (2016) . Class and Race. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1–4. (ISBN 9781405189781)

2016

Kyriakides, C. (2015) ‘Redressing Racism, Communicating Citizenship: State Legitimation Techniques in the Multicultural Metropolis.’ European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. 2(1), 23-51. *Journal of the European Sociological Association.

2015

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (2015) “Other Than Mexicans”, “Islamic Fascists” and the Transatlantic Regulation of Risky Subjects. Ethnicities, Chicano/a & Latino/a Special issue. 15(2): 282-301.

2015

Avraamidou, M. & Kyriakides, C. (2015) Media Nationalism. Global Media, 10(2): 1-21.

2015

Kyriakides, C. (2012) ‘Post-Racial Pessimism: Therapolitics and the Anti-Utopian Present.’ darkmatter Journal, Post-Racial Imaginaries special Issue 9.1, June (online)

2012

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (2012) ‘The Allure of Race: from New Lefts to New Times’, New Political Science, 34 (1), 55-80. *Journal of the American Political Science Association.

2012

Kyriakides, C., Virdee, S., Modood, T. (2009) 'Racism, Muslims and the National Imagination’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(2), 289-308.

2009

Kyriakides, C. (2008) 'Third-Way Anti-Racism: A Contextual Constructionist Approach'. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(3), 592-610.

2008

Kyriakides, C. (2008) ‘In Pursuit of Utopia: A Pakistani, an Arab and a Scotsman “return” to Cyprus'. Études helléniques/Hellenic Studies. 16(1), 95-112.

2008

Virdee, S. Kyriakides, C., Modood, T. (2006) 'Codes of Cultural Belonging: Racialised National Identities in a Multi-Ethnic Scottish Neighbourhood'. Sociological Research Online. December.

2006

Kyriakides, C. and Virdee, S. (2003) . ‘Migrant Labour, Racism and the British National Health Service’. Journal of Ethnicity and Health. 8(4), 283-305.

2003

Published Reviews

Publication
Year

Tufail. W. (2015) . Review of Race Defaced. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. April 2015 vol. 1 no. 2, pp.338-339. Official journal of the American Sociological Association’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

2015

Gilligan, C. (2013) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility, Ethnopolitics: Formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 12:4, 416-418, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2013.844424

2013

Fong, E. (2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Public Integrity. Summer, pp. 318-323.

2013

Heartfield, J. (2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Spiked review of Books. Spiked-Online, January

2013

Lancaster, G. (April, 2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Plurilogue: Reviews in Politics and Philosophy. International Research Network in Religion and Democracy. Online.

2013

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R. (Eds.) (2018) Borders of Mass Destruction: Racialization, “the Refugee” and National Belonging. Routledge.

2018

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (forthcoming 2017) Multicultural Apocalypse: Anti-Immigration at “History’s End”. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. (With Foreword by Saskia Sassen)

2017

Approach to Teaching


Approach to teaching/supervision

One word - ASPIRATION. If you aspire I will support your aspiration; if you don't aspire, I will push you to do so. I will learn from and challenge you; I will not patronize you. Why? Because I believe in your ability to make a significant contribution to the world beyond university, a world in which (let's be honest) you have already faced challenges and in which you will certainly be challenged in future. If you leave university with the same ideas and beliefs that you held when you arrived then I have not done my job and you have not received a university education. If you work with me you will be expected to take the initiative in your own learning and you will develop a robust understanding of conflicting views, ideas and theories pertinent to the field. You will learn to think critically and will be able to offer a robust defense of your ideas because you have been challenged through supportive supervision.

Graduate

Fall 2016: Selected Topics in Classical and Contemporary Social Thought: Modernity and the Paradox of 'Race'

Winter 2018: Transnational Migration

Winter 2019: Race and Ethnicity

Undergraduate

Third-Year Course (annually): Sociology of Race and Racism


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOCI3450 6.0 A The Sociology of Race and Racism LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOCI3450 6.0 A The Sociology of Race and Racism LECT
Winter 2019 GS/SOCI6760 3.0 M Race and Ethnicity SEMR


“Kyriakides’ work on refugee resettlement and trust is some of the most innovative and creative work on Canadian resettlement being conducted now.” (Community in Crisis Group, University of Ottawa/American University of Beirut, October 2017)

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REVIEWS OF RACE DEFACED

Race Defaced shakes up the status quo in the field of race—and social theory more broadly—delivering an exciting, forceful challenge to prominent thought. A major contribution. —Alana Lentin, University of Western Sydney

It's refreshing to see an ambitious work that steps back from the immediate cauldron of race and places it in a broader political, historical, and theoretical framework. Kyriakides and Torres offer a compelling challenge to the current orthodoxies in this bold, wide-ranging critical analysis. —Stephen Small, University of California, Berkeley

Race Defaced is an exceptional contribution to the debate about race because it does so much more than most writing on the subject. In a field where moral stances usually get in the way of thinking things through more deeply, Kyriakides and Torres have pulled together a pointedly philosophical reflection on the meaning of race. —James Heartfield, Spiked

Kyriakides and Torres urge us to dream of a different world and take a collective leap into the future. If this sounds hopelessly utopian you should read Race Defaced, because there is ample material here to give you pause for thought. —Chris Gilligen, Ethnopolitics

Race Defaced takes to the next level the critique of the system of white supremacy offered by Charles Mills in The Racial Contract, a classic of the genre. Ever a ‘hopeful subject’, one can anticipate this volume producing a new critical turn, a critical return to the classical role of philosophers, which is not simply to outline the problems of the present order, but also to provide a feasible means by which we – all of us, together – might achieve the good life. —Guy Lancaster, Plurilogue

Race Defaced is a thoroughly engaging and stimulating attempt to rethink and resituate conservative and radical orthodoxies surrounding the history and development of racism and anti-racism. [...] Following the police slayings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the U.S. in 2014 and the subsequent protests that took hold across the country, the questions and challenges the book poses for scholars on “race” and for participants within progressive social movements assumes a renewed significance . . . The authors' main contribution lies in providing a conceptual toolkit, framed within 'hope' and 'possibility,' with which to begin a movement toward an emancipatory politics." —Waqas Tufail, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Dr Christopher Kyriakides moved to Canada in January 2016 following his successful nomination for the position of Canada Research Chair with the Department of Sociology.

His work stresses the importance of a close relationship between the development of theory, interdisciplinarity, comparative analysis and empirically-grounded research and is influenced by the work of Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, C.L.R James and Ernst Bloch. Kyriakides argues that “a pragmatic approach to problem-solving requires that we think-through the unthinkable and that we ask questions that ‘shouldn't’ be asked. We need to uncover those currently buried linkages between academe and the people whose labors lay the bricks, grow the food and stitch the clothes, without which university professors would not have the privilege of being paid to think”.

Inspired by Shailja Patel’s Migritude, in 2016 Kyriakides launched the two-phase Racialised Reception Contexts Research Program at York. The first phase responds to the ‘international refugee crisis’ by ostensibly challenging the construction of the figure of ‘the refugee’. By situating ‘the refugee’ within a racialized reception context we are forced to examine the global and national processes and practices of inclusion and exclusion pertaining to local social groupings and cleavages in the 'host society'. Doing so enhances our ability to draw out the linkages and divergences in processes and practices which cumulatively reproduce the conditions of racialized continuity and change in an inter-connected world. Consequently, phase two will focus critically on ‘institutional racism’ in two main substantive areas of historical convergence: 1. Racialization and Policing, 2. Racialization and Psychiatry. Kyriakides argues that securitization and psycho-pathologization are the main institutional mechanisms through which contemporary inclusion and exclusion are maintained.

In 2017, Kyriakides established York's Reception Contexts Research Team (RCRT) in order to develop key research interventions in refugee-host relations. The launch of his 5-country Reception Contexts Research Program at York in October 2016 was attended to capacity by over 100 participants including leading scholars from 6 national contexts and 4 Canadian universities, and featured the work of 23 established and emerging scholars from Canada, the US, Jordan, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Norway, Ethiopia and Egypt. Papers from the launch will be published by Routledge in a book edited by Kyriakides and Torres with the assistance of York graduate Carlo Handy, titled "Borders of Mass Destruction: Racialization, National Belonging and 'the Refugee'. A wider call for papers will publish relevant contributions in a special issue of Refuge, Canada's Journal on Refugees, to be co-edited by Kyriakides, Torres and York graduates Dina Taha (PhD) and Carlo Handy (MA).

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PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Working within the field of Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies, Kyriakides is principally engaged in an in-depth analysis of 'reception contexts' through the application of mixed-methods (including institutional, political, urban and communication/cyber ethnography) to the study of the relationship between geo-politics, public policy related to (anti)immigration and (anti)racism, and the neighborhood negotiation of racialization, nationalism and religious conflict. Kyriakides' work favors a comparative approach 'between groups' and 'between reception contexts' - local and global. His work has focused on Europe, North America and the Middle East and has been funded by the European Commission, Council of Europe, United Nations, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the Research Promotion Foundation, the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada. Kyriakides has advised a number of governmental, NGO and community organizations including the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities Program and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) - the largest anti-racist NGO network in the world.

Kyriakides’ PhD, The Anti-Racist State (supervised by Satnam Virdee, examined by John Solomos, November 2005) was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and was carried out under the auspices of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Department of Politics, University of Glasgow. His dissertation focused on what happens to the definition of ‘racism’ when racist states declare themselves anti-racist.

His ESRC-funded post-doctoral Research Fellowship investigated the relationship between racism, nationalism and Muslim inclusion/exclusion in Scotland and England and was carried out with Satnam Virdee, Centre for Research in Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Department of Sociology, University of Glasgow and with Tariq Modood at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol.

As an associate with the Centre for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, work (in collaboration with Rodolfo Torres) was subsequently extended comparatively to the US context via research on the relationship between the 'browning of America', the 'war on terror' and the security policing of the Arizona-Mexico border in relation to 'Other than Mexicans'. Kyriakides and Torres' book Race Defaced (Stanford University Press, 2012) represents a 200 year UK-US comparative historical analysis of racism and anti-racism. In his 'postcolonial' position as Associate Professor of Sociology, Ethnicity and Communication, Department of Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, research extended to the Middle East and to the EU's Southern Maritime Border.

Kyriakides has published widely, including papers in each of the consistently ranked top-three peer-reviewed journals in ethnic studies – the journals of Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Ethnicity and Health. Recent papers in Ethnicities, New Political Science, the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, his ASA award-nominated Stanford University Press book (co-authored with R. Torres) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility, and his forthcoming Oxford University Press book (also co-authored with R. Torres) Multicultural Apocalypse: Anti-Immigration at ‘History’s End’, consolidate empirical and theoretical work to-date.

In 2016 Kyriakides joined the international advisory board of the journal Ethnicities and the Executive Committee of York's Centre for Refugee Studies.

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TEACHING & STUDENT SUPERVISION

Since commencing at York in 2016, Kyriakides has committed to the lead-supervision of 8 PhD students, 5 Masters students and 5 undergraduate students. In 2016 he taught a graduate course in Classical and Contemporary Sociological Thought titled Modernity and the Paradox of 'Race'. Students submitted papers in response to the question, 'Can there be an anti-racist sociology?' Kyriakides also teaches the 3rd year undergraduate course, Sociology of Race and Racism and is scheduled to teach the graduate courses Transnational Migration in winter 2018, and Race and Ethnicity in winter 2019.

Currently lead supervisor for the following doctoral students:

1. Sabrina Paille. Title: The Mobilization of Gender Equality and Sexual Freedoms in Western European Anti-Immigration Discourses

2. Dina Taha. Title: Marriage for Refuge: An Exploration of Syrian Women’s Survival Mechanisms in Egypt

3. Afsana Tabibi. Title: Migration Geopolitics, Orientalist Racism and the Reception of Afghan Refugees in Canada

4. Nadiya Ali. Title: The ‘Muslim Artistic Space’ Post-911: A Critical Muslim Theory Approach

5. Farnoush Mozafari. Title: The Sociological Re-imagination of Subjectivity and Materialism

6. Beatrice Anane-Bediakoh. Title: Racialized City: Urban Black Space(s), Resistance and the Internal Colonies of the Canadian Metropolis

MA Students

1. Carlo Handy (2017-18) Title: Black Refuge: Racialization, Nationalism and the Reception of Haitian Refugees in Canada.

2. Alina Budhwani (2017-18) Title: A Sociological Review of Intimate Partner Violence.

3. Janice Phonepraseuth (2016-17) Title: Who We Are: A Study of Chinese Student Organizations across North-American University Campuses.

4. Hena Mehta (2016-17) From Prayer to Prejudice: Growing Saffronisation in New Religious Movements.

5. Sabeen Kazmi (2015-16) Title: Canadian-Muslim Women as Right Bearers: Experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion within the Canadian Legal System.

Undergraduate Students

1. Hussain Ali. (2017-18) Title: Racism, Sectarianism and Football.

2. Akari Lang. (2017-18) Title: From ‘Yellow Peril’ to ‘Model Minority’: The Changing Racialized Signifiers of Japanese Migrant Minorities in the West.

3. Brianna Dickenson.(2016-17) Title: The Representation of Black History within the Ontario Education Curriculum.

4. Sarah Farhan. (2016-17) Title: Racialized Representations of Terrorism in the Canadian Press.

5. Sharlene Choto. (2016-17) Title: The Experiences of Black Police Officers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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ADMINISTRATION AT YORK

1. York Strategic Project and Opportunity Review Team (2016-Present)

2. Canada Research Chair Advisory Committee (2016-Present)

3. Director - Qualitative Research and Resource Centre (2017-Present)

4. Sociology Undergraduate Committee (2017-Present)

5. Sociology Executive Committee (2017-Present)

6. Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee (2016-Present)

7. Sociology Appointments Committee and Affirmative Action Rep (2016-Present)

8. Sociology Research Committee (2016-2017)

9. Sociology International Committee (2016-2017)

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY

1. Member, International Sociological Association.

• Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations

2. Member, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

3. Member, Middle East Studies Association

4. Member, International Communication Association

• Ethnicity and Race in Communication Division

• Intercultural Communication Division

• Political Communication Division

5. Member, European Communication Research and Education Association

• Diaspora, Migration and the Media Research Section

• International and Intercultural Communication Research Section

• Political Communication Research Section

• Philosophy of Communication Research Section

• Film Studies Section

6. Member. Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Cultural Studies

Peer-review for:

1. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

2. Journal of Ethnicity and Health

3. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies

4. Ethnicities

5. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

6. International Sociology

7. Current Sociology

8. Anthropological Theory

9. Communication, Culture and Critique

10. Bulletin of Historical Medicine

11. International Journal of Electronic Governance

12. New Political Science

13. Health Tomorrow: Interdiscplinarity and Internationality

14. Rochester Studies in Medical History book series

15. World Development

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (since commencing at York in 2016)

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Status Eligibilities: the Eligibility to Exist and Authority to Act in Refugee-Host Relations. Private Refugee Sponsorship: Concepts, Cases and Consequences Conference. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, October 18-19.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) 'Other Than Mexicans', 'Islamic Fascists' and the Canadian Regulation of Risky Subjects, Annual Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum. Expanding Cooperation on Migration: People, Economy and Security in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, Sept 27.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) "The Refugee: Contested Resettlement and the Borders of Mass Destruction". Research Committee 31 Roundtable Session. XIX International Sociological Association World Congress, Toronto, July 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) "Words Don’t Come Easy: Al Jazeera’s Migrant–Refugee Distinction and the European Culture of (Mis)Trust." Research Committee Session "The Spectacle of Crisis Migration and the Seeping Affect of Racism and Neo-Nationalism". XIX International Sociological Association World Congress, Toronto, July 18.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Session Chair. Challenging the International Refugee Regime & ‘Durable Solutions’ with Heaven Crawley, Christina Clarke-Kazak and Martin Jones, Alternative Solutions to Refugee Protection Workshop, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, June 5.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Film Panel Member with Pablo Idahosa, Idil Atak and Jennifer Hyndman (moderator). Les Sauteurs screening and panel discussion. Toronto International Film Festival, Bell Lightbox, Toronto, May 11.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Trusted Contact: the benefits and barriers to social trust among 'post conflict' communities. AGM Address. Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development, Mississauga, April 6.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Keynote Speech. Ontario Provincial Government Municipal Immigration Workshop, Northumberland, March 7.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Symposium on Gender, Family, and Marital Relations among Arab Families in Canada. Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration/Doha International Family Institute. London, Ontario. February 24.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Analysis and Overview of Canada’s Resettlement Policies and Grading the Government’s Response to the Global Refugee Crisis. University of Toronto Refugee Alliance. University of Toronto. February 13.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Beyond the Media-Policy-Migration Nexus: Changing the Narrative on Refugee Reception. Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. January 29.

Kyriakides, C. (2018) Discussant. 11th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. January 17.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Rural Reception Contexts and Refugee Resettlement: Canadian Studies Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Nov 30.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Report of SSHRC/IRCC funded Rapid Response Research Results presented by invitation to the Federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada, Ottawa, Nov 29.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations. York Circle Lecture. York University, Nov 25.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) (Mis) Trusted Contact: The Impact of Pre-Arrival Sharing on Refugee-Host Relations. Pathways to Prosperity Conference, Toronto, Nov 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) (Mis) Trusted Contact: Existential Transactions of Worth in Refugee-Host Relations. Research results presented by invitation at Centre for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine,Oct12.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) States of Refuge, Panel Discussant. University of Toronto, Munk Centre, July 17.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) “I try to be a refugee, but I can’t”: Unsettled Identities and the Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Program. Paper presented at the British Society for Middle East Studies Annual Conference 2017, University of Edinburgh. July 5-7.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Labelling, Autonomy and the Migrant-Refugee Distinction. Centre for Refugee Studies Summer School Lecture, York University, May 11.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) “The Refugee”, Resettlement and the Borders of Mass Destruction. Public Lecture sponsored by the Centre for International Migration, University of California, Irvine. May 4.

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Status Eligibilities: Conceptualizing "Successful Resettlement". Paper presented at the 19th Annual Metropolis Conference, "Looking Forward: Migration & Mobility in 2017 and Beyond". Montreal, March 16.

Kyriakides, C. (2016) Reception Contexts: Racialization, 'the Refugee' and National Belonging. Reception Contexts Conference, York University, Canada, Oct 12.

Kyriakides, C. (2016) ‘"Overconsuming Cultures" at the Boundaries of Fortress Europe’ Reflections on the Crises in Europe Special Panel. Department of Politics, York University, Canada, March 4.

Kyriakides, C. & Winland, D. (2016) Respondents to Tony Sorge - 'Navigating the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: Racism, Alter-Globalization Activism, and the Sediments of History on Lampedusa.' Department of Anthropology Working Paper Series. York University, Canada. February.

Degrees

PhD, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow
BA (Hons.), Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Glasgow

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Sociology , Anthropology, Political Science; Refugee Studies; Ethno-Racialization, Nationalism, Anti-immigration; Social Death & Citizenship; Migration Geopolitics, Culture and Communication

Current Research Projects

SMARTT - SOCIAL MOBILITIES APPLICATION FOR REFUGE, TRUST AND TRANSITION: Content Identification and Formation Phase

    Summary:

    Supported by eCampusOntario RFP Digital Inclusion Research funding, SMARTT aims to develop digital/online interventions that combat the marginalization of persons fleeing conflict and persecution: Syrian refugees newly settled in Canada through the federal government’s PSR Program. SMARTT builds on cutting-edge empirical findings so as to address two of the Digital Inclusion target areas: Access – empowering marginalized groups and communities in the design and use of digital technologies; and Application – the development of an innovative social intervention which utilizes digital technologies to facilitate the enhancement of strong and meaningful social networks for socially marginalized and isolated individuals and groups.

    Lead Institution: York University, Canada

    Project Lead: Dr Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair & Executive Committee Member, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada

    Project Partners:

    Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada (Public Sector)

    Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development (NGO)

    Syrian-Canadian Foundation (NGO)

    Shore Consulting Group (Private Sector)

    Project Type: Funded
    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: May   Year: 2018

Racialized Reception Contexts

    Summary:

    Racialized Reception Contexts (RRC) aims to develop a program of research orientated within the field of Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies. Initial research focuses on configurations of racialization in relation to the meaning of East/West, South/North, and the articulations of racism and nationalism in the reception of refugees in Europe, North America and the Middle East. RRC is guided by the understanding that racialization, particularly in light of the post-9/11 “war on terror,” works with the historical conditions of racism specific to a given national formation, but in a dynamic global context. A six-country analysis of Canada, the United States, Italy, Greece, Norway and Jordan, will examine the extent to which policy instruments and media discourse related to the global refugee crisis negatively impacts racialized communities in each reception context.

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    Description:

    The Racialized Reception Contexts team consists of the following:

    Christopher Kyriakides (York University, Canada)
    Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo, Norway)
    Rodolfo D. Torres (University of California, Irvine)
    Nicolas Demertzis (University of Athens, Greece)
    Musa Shteiwi (University of Jordan)
    Paolo Boccagni (Univerity of Trento, Italy)

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Canada Research Chair - Project Leader

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2020

Rural Reception Contexts

    Summary:

    Rural Reception Contexts is a research collaboration between York University’s Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socially Engaged Research in Race and Racialization, the office of Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Northumberland County,Ontario. Lead by the CRC, this three-way collaborative partnership seeks to develop a robust understanding of the reception of sponsored Syrian refugees in the context of Northumberland County, Ontario, so as to identify positive interventions and strategies that will enhance inclusive community development.

    Northumberland County (NC) is active in welcoming Syrian refugees via sponsorship initiatives and the number of sponsored refugees is expected to significantly increase by mid- to late- 2016. NC presents us with an opportunity to examine the specific dynamics of refugee reception in a rural area with significant pockets of economic deprivation. Rural Reception Contexts will provide a detailed case study of the inclusion/exclusion of Syrian refugees in NC and will help us to gain insights into the specifics of rural refugee settlement. The findings from this socially engaged research will directly support policy-thinking at the local level in Northumberland County and will have implications for policy thinking at the national level.

    The project is funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, special call 'Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration'. The project is derived from and will extend Dr Kyriakides' Racialized Reception Contexts research program to in-Canada rural reception.

    http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/2016/syrian_refugee-refugie_syrien-eng.aspx

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principle Investigator - Christopher Kyriakides

    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2017

All Publications


Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Christopher Kyriakides (2015) "Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists". Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies

2015

Christopher Kyriakides' (2014) 'Transnational Roots of the Civil Rights Movement: African American Explorations of the Gandhian Repertoire’. Journal of International Sociology.

2014

Christopher Kyriakides (2008) 'The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain'. In Ethnic and Racial Studies Volume 31, Issue 8.

2008

Books

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (September 2012) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility. STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C., Bajjali, L., McLuhan A., Anderson, K. (2018) Beyond Refuge: Contested Orientalism and Persons of Self-Rescue. Canadian Ethnic Studies. Special Issue. *journal of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association.

2018

Kyriakides, C. (2017) Words Don't Come Easy: Al Jazeera's Migrant-Refugee Distinction and the European Culture of (Mis)trust. Current Sociology, 65:7. * journal of the International Sociological Association.

2017

Kyriakides, C. (2016) . Class and Race. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1–4. (ISBN 9781405189781)

2016

Kyriakides, C. (2015) ‘Redressing Racism, Communicating Citizenship: State Legitimation Techniques in the Multicultural Metropolis.’ European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. 2(1), 23-51. *Journal of the European Sociological Association.

2015

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (2015) “Other Than Mexicans”, “Islamic Fascists” and the Transatlantic Regulation of Risky Subjects. Ethnicities, Chicano/a & Latino/a Special issue. 15(2): 282-301.

2015

Avraamidou, M. & Kyriakides, C. (2015) Media Nationalism. Global Media, 10(2): 1-21.

2015

Kyriakides, C. (2012) ‘Post-Racial Pessimism: Therapolitics and the Anti-Utopian Present.’ darkmatter Journal, Post-Racial Imaginaries special Issue 9.1, June (online)

2012

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (2012) ‘The Allure of Race: from New Lefts to New Times’, New Political Science, 34 (1), 55-80. *Journal of the American Political Science Association.

2012

Kyriakides, C., Virdee, S., Modood, T. (2009) 'Racism, Muslims and the National Imagination’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(2), 289-308.

2009

Kyriakides, C. (2008) 'Third-Way Anti-Racism: A Contextual Constructionist Approach'. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(3), 592-610.

2008

Kyriakides, C. (2008) ‘In Pursuit of Utopia: A Pakistani, an Arab and a Scotsman “return” to Cyprus'. Études helléniques/Hellenic Studies. 16(1), 95-112.

2008

Virdee, S. Kyriakides, C., Modood, T. (2006) 'Codes of Cultural Belonging: Racialised National Identities in a Multi-Ethnic Scottish Neighbourhood'. Sociological Research Online. December.

2006

Kyriakides, C. and Virdee, S. (2003) . ‘Migrant Labour, Racism and the British National Health Service’. Journal of Ethnicity and Health. 8(4), 283-305.

2003

Published Reviews

Publication
Year

Tufail. W. (2015) . Review of Race Defaced. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. April 2015 vol. 1 no. 2, pp.338-339. Official journal of the American Sociological Association’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

2015

Gilligan, C. (2013) Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility, Ethnopolitics: Formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 12:4, 416-418, DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2013.844424

2013

Fong, E. (2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Public Integrity. Summer, pp. 318-323.

2013

Heartfield, J. (2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Spiked review of Books. Spiked-Online, January

2013

Lancaster, G. (April, 2013) . Review of Race Defaced. Plurilogue: Reviews in Politics and Philosophy. International Research Network in Religion and Democracy. Online.

2013

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R. (Eds.) (2018) Borders of Mass Destruction: Racialization, “the Refugee” and National Belonging. Routledge.

2018

Kyriakides, C. & Torres, R.D. (forthcoming 2017) Multicultural Apocalypse: Anti-Immigration at “History’s End”. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. (With Foreword by Saskia Sassen)

2017

Approach to Teaching


Approach to teaching/supervision

One word - ASPIRATION. If you aspire I will support your aspiration; if you don't aspire, I will push you to do so. I will learn from and challenge you; I will not patronize you. Why? Because I believe in your ability to make a significant contribution to the world beyond university, a world in which (let's be honest) you have already faced challenges and in which you will certainly be challenged in future. If you leave university with the same ideas and beliefs that you held when you arrived then I have not done my job and you have not received a university education. If you work with me you will be expected to take the initiative in your own learning and you will develop a robust understanding of conflicting views, ideas and theories pertinent to the field. You will learn to think critically and will be able to offer a robust defense of your ideas because you have been challenged through supportive supervision.

Graduate

Fall 2016: Selected Topics in Classical and Contemporary Social Thought: Modernity and the Paradox of 'Race'

Winter 2018: Transnational Migration

Winter 2019: Race and Ethnicity

Undergraduate

Third-Year Course (annually): Sociology of Race and Racism


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOCI3450 6.0 A The Sociology of Race and Racism LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/SOCI3450 6.0 A The Sociology of Race and Racism LECT
Winter 2019 GS/SOCI6760 3.0 M Race and Ethnicity SEMR