Yasmeen Abu-Laban (Canada) - Vice President

Yasmeen Abu-Laban


Yasmeen Abu-Laban is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of ethnic and gender politics; nationalism, globalization and processes of racialization; immigration policies and politics; surveillance and border control; human rights, and citizenship theory. Dr. Abu-Laban served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique (CPSA/ACSP) in 2016-2017.  She also served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in 2016-2018.  She sits on the editorial board of Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, has given numerous invited presentations across Canada and internationally, and regularly speaks and works with Canadian government and community organizations. She has been a visiting scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, as well as at Queen's University and University of Toronto. She was awarded a Killam Professorship in 2013 on the basis of “outstanding scholarship and teaching [and] a record of substantial contributions to the community.”  Dr. Abu-Laban chaired the CPSA/ACSP Diversity Task Force, which produced national reports dealing with the political science profession in Canada in 2010 and 2012.  She also chaired the committee producing the IPSA Gender and Diversity Monitoring Report, 2017.   Additionally, she facilitated the founding of the IPSA Research Committee on Migration and Citizenship (RC46) in 2018, and was an active member on the IPSA Membership and Participation Committee between 2016-2018.