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  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Ottawa
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
  • M.Sc., University of Amsterdam
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Craig Damian Smith

Course Instructor


Craig Damian Smith is currently the Associate Director of the Global Migration Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He earned his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on migration, displacement, European foreign policy, and refugee integration. His doctoral thesis “Malignant Europeanization: Schengen, Irregular Migration Governance, and Insecurity on Europe’s Peripheries” examines the effects of European migration governance on transit states. He has conducted several years of fieldwork throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Western Balkans, and Europe. His current SSHRC-funded research looks at the effects of social networks on refugee integration. In addition to his scholarly work, he provides media commentary on migration and refugee issues to outlets including the BBC, CBC, and NBC

Research Interests

  • Immigration and Migration