Zainab Abu Alrob


Zainab is a PhD student in Policy Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto. She holds an MA in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo. Her research interests include border policy, refugee protection, and access to human rights. She is currently involved in a research project examining the impact of border security measures on the rights of irregular migrants. She also conducts research on refugee settlement, resilience and integration in Canada.




Migration, refugee protection, human rights

  • Abu Alrob, Z. & Shields, J. (2020). Covid-19, Migration and the Canadian immigration system: dimensions, impact and resilience
  • Abu Alrob, Z. & Shields, J. (2020). The safe third country agreement, irregular migration and refugee rights: A Canadian policy challenge
    1. Atak, I., Ellis, C. & Abu Alrob, Z. (2020). Refugee System as a Bordering Site: Policy Developments in Canada and Implications for Asylum Seekers in Migration, Security and Surveillance Edited Edition. Routledge. Forthcoming.
    2. Abu Alrob, Z. & Shields, J. (2019). The Safe Third Country Agreement, Irregular Migration and Refugee Rights: A Canadian Policy Challenge. Building Migration Resilience in Cities, 1-33.
    3. Abu Alrob, Z., Ahmad, M. & Werner, K. (2017). Towards an integrated Canadian peacebuilding policy. In Cracks in the International Liberal Order: 2018 Global Trends Report. Balsillie School of International Affairs.