Mathew Coleman

Associate Professor | Geography

Dr. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Geography. His current research is focused on immigration law and politics. More specifically his interests lie on issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border, interior immigration enforcement, critical geopolitics, political geography, states and statecraft, geographies of power and resistance.

His recent publications include: “Criminal Alienhood 20 Years after the Passage of the Illegal Immigration and Immigration Reform Act of 1996”; Journal on Migration and Human Security. (2017); “Missing in Action: Practice, Para-Legality and the Nature of Immigration Enforcement”; Citizenship Studies (2017); “Methodology and Identity in Research on Police Practices: Reply to Shah, Williams, and Woodward”; Political Geography, 2016. “The Disappearing State and the Quasi-Event of Immigration Control”. Antipode, Vol 48, 2015. “U.S. Immigration Enforcement: Then and Now, There and Here”; Nordia, 2014. “Automobility, Immobility, Alter mobility: Surviving & Resisting the Intensification of Immigrant Policing”. City and Society, Vol. 26. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Geopolitics
  • Immigration
  • Geography of Law
  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California at Los Angeles (2005)
  • M.A., Political Economy, Carleton University (1999)
  • B.A., Political Science, Carleton University (1997)
  • B.A., Political Science, Université d’Ottawa, (1996)

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