Christina Gabriel


Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy

Christina Gabriel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy.

She is the co-author of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization (2002) and is a co-editor of Governing International Labour Migration: Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas (2008). She has contributed chapters and articles on issues such as migration, border control, transnational care labour and North American regional integration.
Christina Gabriel joined Carleton in 2002. She previously taught at York University, Toronto and Trent University, Peterborough. She also held a Killam Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta, 1998-1999.


Phone:  613-520-2600 x 1213


Her specific research interests focus on citizenship and migration, gender and politics, regional integration and globalization.

  • C. Gabriel, F. Schlosser, S. Ghosh, M. Walton-Roberts, L. Alfieri-Sladen.“Universities and colleges: Supporting student resilience" In International Migration and Social Resilience: Individual and Collective Resistance. Valerie Preston, John Shields, Tara Bedard eds [submitted and accepted; contract McGill-Queens].
  • Christina Gabriel, and Muna Osman, OLIP “Does One Size Fit All? Public Policy Responses to COVID-19” in International Migration and Social Resilience in Canadian Cities: Places, Institutions and Policies. Valerie Preston, John Shields, Tara Bedard eds., [submitted and accepted; contract McGill-Queens].
  • Christina Gabriel, and Luisa Veronis. “Moved to Study: International Students, Work Permits and Visas,” International Studies Association Conference, Montreal 2023.
  • Christina Gabriel and Luisa Veronis, “The Role of Gender and Language in the Ottawa-Gatineau Labour Market” Pathways to Prosperity Workshop, Online Webinar, Feb. 22, 2022.
  • Christina Gabriel and Luisa Veronis, “A Social Resilience Perspective on Newcomer Skilled Workers Experience of Labour Market Integration Deploying Gendered Strategies In a Pandemic Context”. Pushing Boundaries – Feminist Geographers Conference 2022. Online. June 15-17.
  • Christina Gabriel, and Luisa Veronis. “Ambivalent Mobilities? A Social Resilience Lens to the Experiences of International Students in Canada,” Canadian Ethnic Studies Conference, Halifax. November 2022.
  • Louise Cockram, Luisa Veronis, Christina Gabriel, Virginie Mesana. 2021. Structures of Governance and the Role of Canada’s Federal Government in Immigration and Settlement. Research Report – Building Migration Resilience in Cities
  • Gabriel, C., Ghosh, S., Schlosser, F., Veronis, L. and Walton-Roberts, M. Supporting International Student Resilience throughout the Migrant Journey. In Valerie Preston et al. (eds.) BMRC book. (revised chapter submitted October 2021).
  • “The International Organization for Migration: Recruitment of Guatemalan Agricultural Workers to Canada”Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 44:10 (2018) pp. 1706-1724. [Equal co-author Laura Macdonald].
  • “Framing Families: Neo-Liberalism and the Family Class within Canadian Immigration Policy”. Atlantis. Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice. 38:1 (2017). Pp. 179-194.
  • “Domestic Transnationalism: Legal Advocacy for Mexican Migrant Workers’ Rights in Canada” Citizenship Studies 18:3-4 (June 2014) pp. 243-258. [Equal co-author with Laura Macdonald].
  • “Managed Migration and the Temporary Labour Fix.” Liberating Temporariness: Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway for Social Inclusion, Eds. Valerie Preston, Robert Latham, Leah Vosko. (Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens 2014) pp. 99-125
  • “NAFTA, Skilled Migration and Continental Nursing Markets.” Population, Space and Place 19:4 (July/August 2013) pp.389-403.
  • “Continental Dissonance? The Politics of Migration in North America” Regional Integration in an Era of Political Economic Turbulence. Eds. Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald (Toronto: UTP Press, 2012) pp. 219-248.
  • “Citizenship at the Margins: The Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and Civil Society Advocacy.” Politics and Policy 39:1 (2011) pp. 45-67. [Equal co-author with Laura Macdonald].


Conferences/ Workshop Organization

  • Christina Gabriel, and Luisa Veronis, “A social resilience perspective on newcomer skilled workers’ experiences of labour market integration” New Conceptualizations of Cosmopolitanism, Online, May 2023.
  • January 26, 2023, “Are International Students Disposable Workers” Webinar Panel, Organizing Committee Member, Building Migration Resilience in Cities.
  • March 9, 2021, “Ottawa, Is There a Problem? International Student Numbers, Job Experience and Pathways to Permanent Residency” Webinar Panel, Organizing Committee Member, Building Migration Resilience In Cities.

Invited Talks or Guest Lectures

  • Christina Gabriel, “Universities and Colleges: Supporting Student Resilience” Portraits of Resilience: International Students, May 19, 2021. Round Table Participant, Sponsored by Building Migration Resilience in Cities.