Dr Michael Johns
Dr Michael Johns, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is RMM (Representing Migration and Mobility research network) Honorary Visiting Fellow 2011-2012. Michael is carrying out fieldwork in Wales and elsewhere in the UK for a project which is ongoing over the next 18 months. He is particularly interested in migration in the context of devolved government in Wales.
Michael has a strong track record of research, teaching, and publication in the field of comparative migration studies. His research interests cover both the socio-political aspects of migration well as the representation of migration in home and host communities in a range of cultural media. He is a member of the executive board of the Centre for Canadian-Russian relations housed on the Laurentian University campus, and an elected member of the Advisory Board of the Minorities at Risk project at the University of Maryland, USA, a project of which he was previously coordinator. Prior to coming to Laurentian University he was the Researcher in Residence for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague, Netherlands.
He has recently been part of the learning team for the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform, where he served as a Small Group Facilitator and prepared documents on electoral systems from around the world for the members of the Assembly.