Securitisation of Migrant Integration 
Lessons from the US and UK


conference participant short biographies 

Nada Afiouni (Normandie Université/ Le Havre) is a senior lecturer and member of the research group Identities and Cultures, GRIC (Groupe de Recherche Identités et Cultures) where she heads the research team Héritages, Métissages, et Diversités. Her research interests include public policies regarding discrimination; inter ethnic relations and religious minority groups. She is the co-editor of La banalisation de l’extrême droite en Europe (University of Bruxelles Press, forthcoming 2016). Her recent publications include “Le marché funéraire en Grande-Bretagne: entre individualism, multiculturalisme et syncrétisme,” in Questions ethniques dans l’aire anglophone (edited by Michel Prum, 2014), and “The Death of Muslim Immigrant in Britain and France,” in The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles (edited by Romain Garbaye and Pauline Schnapper, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia (Rutgers University) Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia is Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and at the Division of Global Affairs (DGA) at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey. She is also Senior Researcher affiliated to the CEVIPOF (Center for Political Research, Sciences Po Paris). Her research focuses on the politics of immigration and anti-discrimination, security issues, racism and xenophobia, immigrant integration, urban racism, and European policies. She co-edited two books with Simon Reich entitled Immigration, Integration and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (2008) and Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9/11: Internal Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective (2010). Her recent publications include Les Frontières du Racisme (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011 – Chinese translation published by the Social Sciences Academic Press of China in 2015); Frontiers of Fears: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe (Cornell University Press, 2012); and How Does it Feel to Be a Treat? Migrant Mobilization and Securitization in the US and Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, NYU Series, 2015).

Manlio Cinalli  (Science Po) is FNSP Research Professor at CEVIPOF (CNRS - UMR 7048). He has delivered research and teaching in various leading universities and institutes across Europe and the US, including Columbia University, the University of Oxford, the University of Geneva, and the École Française de Rome. Drawing upon a comparative relational approach and multi-methods research, he has published widely on citizenship, political integration, migration, as well as cultural and socio-economic cleavages. His book Citizenship and the Political Integration of Muslims in France is forthcoming for Palgrave (Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

James Cohen (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III) is Professor of American studies at Centre for Research on the English-Speaking World (CREW). His research interests include the politics of race/ethnicity, immigration and immigration policy as well as the U.S. and Latin America. His recent publications include “Amérique du nord, versant sud,” Politique américaine, 2015; “Tuscon (Arizona), ville mexicaine et ville ‘anglo’. Les enjeux historiques d’une transition démographique et culturelle,” Langue néo-latines, 2015 and A la poursuite des ‘illégaux’. Politiques et mouvements anti-immigrés aux Etats-Unis (Le Croquant ‘Terra’, 2012).

 Dan DeHanas (King’s College) is Lecturer in Political Science and Religion. His research interests include religion, politics, and contemporary governance, transnational Muslim networks, and religion and secularity in theory and practice. His recent publications include “A System of Self-Appointed Leaders? Examining Modes of Muslim Representations in Britain” (with S. Jones, T. O’Toole, T. Modood, and N. Meer), British Journal of Politics and International Relations (2014); and “Of Hajj and Home: Roots Visits to Mecca and Bangladesh in Everyday Belonging,” Ethnicities (2013).

Romain Garbaye (Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III) is Professor of British Studies and director of the Centre for Research on the English-Speaking World (CREW). He has held positions at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and at the Université Paris-IV Sorbonne in Paris. His research interests include migrant integration policies, the politics of ethnic minorities, and the politics of Muslims in multicultural societies, in particular in urban settings. His book Getting Into Local Power, the Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2005) was awarded the prize for Best Book on Local Politics of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in 2006. His recent publications include The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles (co-edited with Pauline Schnapper, Palgrave, 2014) and a special issue of the French Journal of British Studies on the British general election of 2015, co-edited with David Fée (2015).

Virginie Guiraudon (Sciences Po) is Research Professor at the National Center for Scientific Research and at the Center for European Studies at Sciences Po. She has been a Marie Curie Chair Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, and visiting professor at the UCLA sociology Department. She is the author of Les politiques d'immigration en Europe (l'Harmattan, 2000). She has co-edited Controlling a New Migration World (Routledge, 2001), Immigration Politics in Europe: The Politics of Control (Taylor and Francis, 2006), and The Sociology of European Union (Palgrave, 2010). Her current research focuses on the Europeanization of borders, immigration and anti-discrimination policies.

Patrick Ireland (Illinois Institute of Technology) is a Professor of Political Science within the Social Sciences Department at the Lewis College of Human Sciences. He has served as a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California-San Diego; and as an advisory board member of the EU-funded Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants' Social Capital in Europe (MULTIDEM) Project. He is currently working on projects dealing with local-level migrant integration policies in Europe, North America, and Australia. His recent publications include “New Ways of Understanding Migrant Integration in Europe,” in Assaad E. Azzi, Xenia Chryssochoou, Bert Klandermans, and Bernd Simon, eds., Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).


Vincent Latour (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès) is Professor in the département d’étude du Monde Anglophone (DEMA) and a member of the research center Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes (EA 801). His research interests include British area studies, comparative studies, immigration and integration in the UK and France, the place of religion in the public sphere, as well as British and French politics. His recent publications include Le Royaume-Uni et la France au test de l’immigation et à l’épreuve de l’intégration, 1930-2012 (Bordeaux: PUB, 2014); “The Sarkozy Years: Attempting to Define a New Paradigm for Diversity Governance in France,” in The Sarkozy Presidency: Breaking the Mould? (edited by Gino G. Raymond, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and “The Securitisation of British Multiculturalism’, in The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles (edited by Romain Garbaye and Pauline Schnapper, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Rahsaan Maxwell (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science.  His research explores the politics of racial, ethnic, religious, and immigrant-origin minorities, often focusing on Western Europe.  He has examined numerous issues including minority political attitudes, identity, representation, cultural assimilation and acceptance in mainstream society. He is currently working on several projects related to cultural diversity, assimilation and national identity in Europe. His recent books include Ethnic Minority Migrants in Britain and France: Immigration Trade-Offs (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Immigrant Politics: Race and representation in Western Europe (co-edited with Terri Givens, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012) 

Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) is the founding Director of the University Research Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. He is also the co-founding Editor of the International journal Ethnicities. His current research interests include the political theory and sociology of multiculturalism, interculturalism, and secularism. His recent publications include “What is Important in Theorizing Tolerance: Tolerance in Critical and Political Theory – Coexistence or Parts of Something Bigger?” (with J. Dobbernack), Contemporary Political Theory (2015), and “Governing through Prevent? Regulation and Contested Practice in State-Muslim Engagement” (with T. O’Toole, N. Meer, and D. DeHannas), Sociology (2015).

Karina Moreno-Saldivar (Long Island University Brooklyn) is an Assistant Professor in LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences. Her research interests include Latino patterns of conventional and unconventional political participation in the U.S., policy analyses of immigration and security policies that disproportionately burden Latinos, and the subsequent impact (if any) on Latino mobilization.  Her recent publications are featured in the journals, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, and Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Gabe Mythen (University of Liverpool) is Reader in Criminology and Director of Research Culture. His research interests include the relationship between risk, security and control, the social construction of the terrorist threat, the political effects of counter-terrorist legislation on Muslim minorities, and the nature, representation and regulation of radicalization. His recent publications include When You See the Lipstick Kisses: Military Repatriation, Public Mourning, and The Politics of Respect (co-authored with S. Walklate, G. Mythen, and R. McGarry, Palgrave, 2015), and Contradictions of Terrorism: Contesting Risk, Security, and Resilience (co-authored with G. Mythen, and S. Walklate, Routledge, 2014).

Juris Pupcenoks (Marist College) an Assistant Professor of Political Science. A specialist in International Relations and Comparative Politics, he has conducted field research in Muslim communities in the UK, US, and Italy, and published in journals including Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Middle East Journal, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. His research interests focus on diasporic and ethnic politics, Muslims and minorities in the West, causes of radicalization and political violence, and humanitarian intervention. His recent publications include Western Muslims and Conflict Abroad: Conflict Spillovers to Diasporas (Routledge, 2016), and "Political Participation of American Muslims in Detroit," (with Senzai, Farid) in Minority Voting in the United States (edited by Kyle Kreider and Thomas Baldino, Praeger, 2016).

Catherine Puzzo (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès) is Professor of British Studies. Her research interests include British immigration and asylum policies, migrants’ civil rights and women’s rights. Her recent publications include “UK Citizenship in the early 21st century: earning and losing the right to stay,” in Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, La conception britannique de la citoyenneté: histoire, evolutions, transferts (2016), “Immigration Detention in the UK: The Role of Oversight Mechanisms and Constructing Rules to Raise Standards,” in Pre-trail detention in 20th and 21st Century Common Law and Civil Law Systems (edited by M. Charret-Del Bove and F. Mourlon, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) and “International Migrants’ Rights in the UK from the 1998 Human Rights Act to the Big Society Concept : A Review Article,” in Lisa e-journal, Equal rights: myth or reality in contemporary English speaking societies? (2014).

Simon Reich (Rutgers University) is Professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers Newark. He is author or editor of ten books and over fifty articles and book chapters. His work has been published in Governance, International Interactions, International Organization, International Security, and the Review of International Political Economy. His work has been translated into Dutch, German and Japanese. Reich’s most recent book, Good-bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow), was published in 2014 by Princeton University Press. It will be translated and published in Chinese by the Shanghai People’s Publishing House in 2016. His new major project focuses on American Grand Strategy in the 21st Century.

Martin Schain (New York University) is Professor of Politics. He was the Director of the Center for European Studies at NYU and the co-director of the New York Consortium for European Studies. He is the General Series Editor of Europe in Transition Series, and General Pivot Series Editor, Europe in Crisis (both Palgrave Press). He is also the co-Editor of the Journal of Comparative European Politics. His fields of research include Comparative politics; European politics; center-periphery relations; trade unions and politics; and immigration. His recent publications include The Politics of Immigration in France, Britain and the United States: A Comparative Study (Palgrave, 2012). He is completing a book on the Politics of Borders in Europe and the United States.

Abdulkader Sinno (Indiana University) is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. He authored books, articles and chapters on Muslim minority political representation in Western liberal democracies, public attitudes towards Muslim immigration, the Arab Spring, conflict processes, and Islamist parties' participation in elections. His articles are published in both qualitative (e.g. American Historical Review) and quantitative (e.g. Journal of Conflict Resolution) journals. His recent publications on Western Muslims include "Muslim Americans and the political system," in The Oxford Handbook of American Islam (edited by Yvonne Haddad and Jane I. Smith, 2013); "Discourses on Muslims and Welfare across the Atlantic," in An American Dilemma? Race, Ethnicity and the Welfare State in US and Europe (edited by Sonya Michel, Klaus Pedersen and Pauli Kettunen, Edward Elgar, 2015); and, as editor and contributor, "Researching Western Muslims," special section of The Review of Middle Eastern Studies (2012).


Paul Thomas (University of Huddersfield) is Professor of Youth and Policy, and Director of Research for the School of Education and Professional Development. His research interests include state policies related to young people and multiculturalism, racism, community cohesion, the prevention of extremism, and the process of ground-level policy-making in these fields. His recent publications include “Deepening Divides? Implementing Britain’s Prevent Counter-Terrorism Program,” in Second Australian Conference on Islam: Radicalisation and Islamophobia (2016), and “Youth, Terrorism, and Education: Britain’s Prevent Programme,” International Journal of Lifelong Education (2016)

Donia Touihri-Mebarek  (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III) was educated at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III where she received a Master’s degree and then a PhD in British Studies after completing a dissertation entitled “Change and continuity in British integration policies from Tony Blair to David Cameron’. Her research interests include the integration of Muslims in the United Kingdom, multiculturalism and identity politics. She has presented several papers at international conferences on the issues of multiculturalism, Britishness and the reforms of naturalization carried out in the UK since 2002.

Thomas Volk (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) is an expert on Islam at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin.  He has been involved in interfaith Christian-Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Germany and has a deep knowledge of the German Muslim communities. His recent publications include reports on “How ‘Islamic State’ Recruits Fighters in Germany: Approaches to Effectively Preventing Islamist Radicalization (October 2015), and on “Islam/Islamism: Clarification for Turbulent Times” (January 2015)
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