Mathew Coleman

Associate Professor | Geography
Faculty

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
Education
  • 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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