Harald Bauder

Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Ryerson University and Director of the MA Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS)

Harald Bauder served as the founding Academic Director of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to coming to Ryerson, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD in 1998 from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2015, Dr. Bauder received the prestigious Konrad Adenauer Research Award jointly granted by the Royal Society of Canada and the A. v. Humboldt Foundation, and in 2016 the Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award for his outstanding contribution to knowledge on migration.

Dr. Bauder has written four monographs, including From Sovereignty to Solidarity: Rethinking Human Migration (Routledge, forthcoming) Migration Borders Freedom (Routledge 2017), Immigration Dialectic: Imagining Community, Economy and Nation (University of Toronto Press), and Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets (Oxford University Press, 2006). In addition, he has edited or co-edited seven volumes – including Putting Family First: Migration and Integration in CanadaSanctuary Cities and Urban Struggles: Rescaling Migration, Citizenship, and Rights with Jonathan Darling, and the textbook Immigrant Experiences in North America with John Shields – and published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and multiple book chapters, reports, and op-eds/blogs in the popular media.


Phone: 416-979-5000 x 7193

Email: hbauder@ryerson.ca

Critical border studies; Political economy of migration; labour market experiences of immigrants; immigration discourses, policies and nationhood; Canada and Germany.

  • Bauder, H. and Mueller, R.* (forthcoming) “Westphalian vs. Indigenous Sovereignty: Challenging Colonial Territorial Governance.” Geopolitics. Early view.
  • Bauder, H. (forthcoming) “Urban Migrant and Refugee Solidarity beyond City Limits.” Urban Studies. Early view.
  • Bauder, H. (forthcoming) “State of Exemption: Migration Policy and the Enactment of Sovereignty.” Territory, Politics, Governance. Early view.
  • Bauder, H. (forthcoming) “Urban Solidarity: Perspectives of Migration and Refugee Accommodation and Inclusion.” Critical Sociology. Early view.
  • Godoy, M.* and Bauder, H. (2021) “Ciudades santuario y solidarias en América Latina: una revisión de literature” (Sanctuary and Solidarity Cities in Latin America: A Review of the Literature). Migración y Desarrollo 19(36): 89-113.
  • Hershkowitz, M.*, Hudson, G., and Bauder, H. (2021) “Rescaling the Sanctuary City: Police and Non-Status Migrants in Ontario, Canada.” International Migration 59(1): 38–57.
  • Bauder, H. (2020) “Migrant Solidarities and the Politics of Place.” Progress in Human Geography 44(6): 1066–1080
  • Bauder, H. (2020) “International Mobility and Social Capital in the Academic Field.” Minerva 58(3): 367–387..
  • Bauder, H. and Juffs, L.* (2020) “‘Solidarity’ in the Migration and Refugee Literature: Analysis of a Concept.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(1): 46–65.
  • Bauder, H. (2018) “Westphalia, Migration, and Feudal Privilege.” Migration Letters 15(3): 333-346
  • Flynn, E. and Bauder H. (2015) “The Private Sector, Institutions of Higher Education, and Immigrant Settlement in Canada.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 16(3): 539-556.
  • Jackson, S. and Bauder, H. (2014) "Neither Temporary, Nor Permanent: The Precarious Employment Experiences of Refugee Claimants in Canada." Journal of Refugee Studies 27(3): 360-381
  • Bauder, H. and Jayaraman, S. (2014) “Immigrant Workers in the Immigrant Service Sector: Segmentation and Career Mobility in Canada and Germany.” Journal of Transnational Social Review: A Social Work Journal 4(2-3): 176-192.
  • Root, J., Gates-Gasse, E., Shields, J. and Bauder, H. (2014) Discounting Immigrant Families: Neoliberalism and the Framing of Canadian Immigration Policy Change. RCIS Working Paper 1014/7.
  • Flynn, E. & Bauder, H. (2014) "The Private Sector, Institutions of Higher Education, and Immigrant Settlement in Canada" International Journal for Migration and Integration. Available as pre-publication.
  • Bauder, H., Lenard, P. T. and Straehle, C. Guest Editors (2014), Special Issue: Canada and Germany: Immigration and Integration Experiences Compared Comparative Migration Studies 2(1).
  • Bauder, H. (2014) Re-Imagining the Nation - Lessons from the Debates of Immigration in a Settler Society and an Ethnic Nation Comparative Migration Studies 2(1): 9-27.
  • Bauder, H. (2014) “Possibilities of Open Borders and No Border.” Social Justice 39(4): 76–96.
  • Bauder, H. (2014) "Domicile Citizenship, Human Mobility and Territoriality." Progress in Human Geography 38(1): 91-106.
  • Bauder H. (2013) “Open Borders: A Utopia?" [Un monde sans frontières: une utopie? translation: Sophie Didier] Justice Spatiale / Spatial Justice 5(December). Bauder, H. (2013) “Why We Should Use the Term Illegalized Immigrant.” RCIS Research Brief 2013 No. 1. (Pourquoi devrions-nous utiliser le terme immigrant il-légalisé)
  • Bauder, H. (2013) "Nation, Migration and Critical Practice." Area 45(1): 56-62. (also part of Virtual Issue on ‘New geographical frontiers’ www.rgs.org/FrontiersVI) Ho, M. and Bauder, H. (2012) “‘We are Chameleons’: Identity Capital in a Multicultural Workplace.” Social Identities 18(3): 281–297.
  • Bauder, H. (2012) “Jus domicile: In Pursuit of a Citizenship of Equality and Social Justice.” Journal of International Political Theory 8(1–2): 184–196. (also available here)
  • Bauder, H. (2011) “Towards a Critical Geography of the Border: Engaging with the Dialectic of Practice and Meaning.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(5): 1126-1139.
  • Bauder, H. (2011) “Closing the Immigration-Aboriginal Parallax Gap.” Geoforum 42: 517–519.
  • Bauder, H. (2011) “The Regulation of Labor Markets Through Migration.” In Phillips, N. ed. Migration in the Global Political Economy. International Political Economy Yearbook Series, Vol. 17. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers: 41–60.
  • Bradimore, A. and Bauder, H. (2011) “Mystery Ships and Risky Boat People: Tamil Refugee Migration in the Newsprint Media.” Canadian Journal of Communication 36: 367–661.
  • Bauder, H. (2010) "Dialectics of Media Practice." Canadian Journal of Media Studies 6(1): 1–27.
  • Bauder, H. (2009) “Humanitarian Immigration and German National Identity in the Media.” National Identities. 11(3): 263–280.
  • Bauder, H. and Gilbert, G. (2009) “Representations of Labour Migration in Guatemalan and American Media". ACME. 8(2): 278–303.
  • Bauder, H. and Semmelroggen, J. (2009) “Immigration and Imagination of Nationhood in German Parliament.” Nationalism & Ethnic Politics 15(1): 1–26.
  • Lusis, T, and Bauder, H. (2009) “Immigrants in the Labour Market: Transnationalism and Segmentation.” Geography Compass 3: 1-17.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Emotional Attachment … to What? A Reply to Stanley Renshon.” Migrations and Identities 1(2): 187–193.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “The Economic Case for Immigration: Neoliberal and Regulatory Paradigms in Canada’s Press.” Studies in Political Economy 82(Autumn): 131–152.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Citizenship as Capital: The Distinction of Migrant Labour.” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 33: 315–333.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Dialectics of Humanitarian Immigration and National Identity in Canadian Public Discourse.” Refuge 25(1): 84–93.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Immigration Debate in Canada: How Newspapers Reported, 1996– 2004.”Journal of International Migration and Integration 9(3): 289–310.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Foreign Farm Workers in Ontario (Canada): Exclusionary Discourse in the Newsprint Media.” Journal of Peasant Studies 35(1): 100–118.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Attitudes towards Self-Employment among Canadian Immigrants: A Canadian Case Study.” International Migration 46(2): 139–163.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Neoliberalism and the Utility of Immigration: Media Perspectives of Germany’s Immigration Law.” Antipode 40(1): 55–78.
  • Bauder, H. (2008) “Media Discourse and the New German Immigration Law.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 34(1): 95–112.
  • Girard, E. and Bauder, H. (2007) “The Making of an ‘Arcane’ Infrastructure:
  • Professional Engineering Regulation in Canada, 1867–1937.” The Canadian Geographer 51(2): 233–246.
  • Girard, E. and Bauder, H. (2007) “Assimilation and Exclusion of Foreign Trained Engineers in Canada: Inside a Canadian Professional Regulatory Organization.” Antipode 39(1): 35–53.
  • Bauder, H. (2006) “Origin, Employment Status and Attitudes towards Work: Immigrants in Vancouver.” Work, Employment and Society 20(4): 709–729.
  • Di Biase, S. and Bauder H. (2005) “Immigrant Settlement in Ontario: Location and Local Labour Markets.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 37(3): 114–135.
  • Bauder, H. (2005) “Attitudes Towards Work: Ethnic Minorities and Immigrant Groups in Vancouver. “Journal of International Migration and Integration 6(1): 125–151.
  • Bauder, H. (2005) “Institutional Capital and Labour Devaluation: The Non-recognition of Foreign Credentials in Germany.” INTERVENTION: Journal of Economics 2(1): 75–93.
  • Bauder, H., (2005) “Habitus, Rules of the Labour Market and Employment Strategies of Immigrants in Vancouver, Canada.” Social and Cultural Geography 6(1): 81–97.
  • Bauder, H. (2005) “Landscape and Scale in Media Representations: The Construction of Offshore Farm Labour in Ontario, Canada.” Cultural Geographies (formerly Ecumene) 12(1): 41–58.
  • Bauder, H. (2003) “Cultural Representations of Immigrant Workers by Service Providers and Employers.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 4(3): 415–438.
  • Bauder, H. (2003) “Immigrants in Urban Labour Markets: Place of Birth and Immigrant Concentrations in British Columbia.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 12(2): 179–204.
  • Bauder, H., (2003) “Equality, Justice and the Problem of the International Border: A View from Canada.” ACME 2(2): 167–182.
  • Bauder, H. (2003) “‘Brain Abuse,’ or the Devaluation of Immigrant Labour in Canada.” Antipode 35(4): 699–717.
  • Bauder, H. and Sharpe, B. (2002) “Visible Minorities in Canada’s Gateway Cities.” The Canadian Geographer 46(3): 204–222.
  • Perle, E., Bauder H., Beckett, N. (2002) “Access Measures in Spatial Mismatch Models.” The Professional Geographer 54(1): 106–110.
  • Bauder, H. (2002) “Employment, Ethnicity and Metropolitan Context: The Case of Young Canadian Immigrants.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 2(3): 315–341.
  • Bauder, H. (2002) “Neighbourhood Effects and Cultural Exclusion.” Urban Studies 39(1): 85–93.
  • Bauder, H. (2001) “Work, Young People and Neighborhood Representations.” Social and Cultural Geography 2 (4): 461–480.
  • Bauder, H. (2001) “Visible Minorities and Urban Analysis.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 10(1): 69–90.
  • Bauder, H. (2001) “Agency, Structure, Scale: Representations of Inner-City Youth Identities.” Tijdschift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 92(3): 279–290.
  • Bauder, H. (2001) “‘You're Good With Your Hands, Why Don't You Become An Auto Mechanic:’ Neighborhood Context, Institutions and Career Development.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25(3): 593–608.
  • Bauder, H. (2001) “Culture in the Labor Market: Segmentation Theory and Perspectives of Place.” Progress in Human Geography 25(1): 35–50.
  • Bauder, H. and Sharpe, B. (2000) “Youth Labor Market Marginalization in San Antonio, Texas.” The Professional Geographer 52(3): 531–543.
  • Bauder, H. (2000) “Reflections on the Spatial Mismatch Debate.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 19(3): 316–320.
  • Bauder, H. and Perle, E. (1999) “Spatial and Skills Mismatch for Labor Market Segments.” Environment and Planning A 31(6): 959–977.
  • Bauder, H. (1996) “Race, Residential Location and the Journey-to-Work of Detroit's Youths.” The Great Lakes Geographer 3(2): 1–9..