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Ruben Zaiotti

Department of Political Science
Dalhousie University
6135 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H6
Tel. ++1 (902) 4947558
Email: r.zaiotti@dal.ca

October 2019

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Director (2013-present)

Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)

Jean Monnet Chair in Public Diplomacy (2018-2021)

Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)

Associate Professor (2010—present)

Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada)

Fulbright Research Visiting Chair in Public Diplomacy (January-May 2017)

Centre on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (United States)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010)

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Canada)

Lecturer (2007)

Department of Political Science, McMaster University (Canada)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

University of Toronto (2008), Department of Political Science

Master of Studies

University of Oxford (2000), Department of International Development

Bachelor of Arts

University of Bologna (1998), Department of Political Science

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs

 

Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of Europe’s Frontiers, University of Chicago Press (2011), p.280

  

 Edited Volumes

Externalizing Migration Management: Europe, North America and the Spread of ‘Remote Control’ Practices, Routledge (2016)

 

Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians, Mutinies, Houndmills: Palgrave (2008) (co-edited with Markus Kornprobst, Nisha Shah, and Vincent Pouliot), p.304

 

Journal articles and book chapters
“Border management: the Schengen regime in times of turmoil”, In Ariadna Ripoll Servent and Florian Trauner (eds.). Routledge’s Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, Routledge (2018)

“Canada-EU Security Relations in the Age of Global Turbulence”, in Joan DeBardeleben (ed.), Canada and Europe Face 21st Century Policy Challenges: Convergence or Divergence? Canada-Europe Transatlantic
Dialogue Capstone Report (2017; with Frédéric Mérand), pp.5-12

“Mapping Remote Control: the Externalization of Migration Management in the 21st Century”, in Zaiotti, R. Externalizing Migration Management: Europe, North America and the Spread of ‘Remote Control’ Practices, Routledge (2016)

“The Hybrid Continent: Envisioning Europe as Superstate and Neo-medieval Empire”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol.23, No.1, pp.82-99 (2015)

“The Growth of Transatlantic Security Cooperation” (with Frédéric Mérand), Introduction to special issue on transatlantic security, Studia Diplomatica, Vol. 67, No. 3 (2014)


“International Organizations, Transatlantic Cooperation and the ‘Globalization’ of Homeland Security”, Studia Diplomatica, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp.53-67 (2014)

“Practical Continentalism: North America, Territorial Security and the European Model”, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 12, No.1, pp.90-103 (2014)

“The Franco-Italian row over Schengen, critical junctures, and the future of Europe’s border regime”, Journal of Borderland Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp.337-354 (2013)

“Chronic anxiety? Schengen and the fear of enlargement”, in Laursen, Finn (ed.), The EU and the Eurozone Crisis: Policy Challenges and Strategic Choices, Ashgate, pp.161-176 (2013)

“Pragmaticist Explorations: C.S. Peirce, the Logic of Inquiry and International Relations”, Bridges: Conversations in Global Politics, Volume 2, No1, pp.1-27 (2013)

“Practicing Homeland Security across the Atlantic: Practical Learning and Policy Convergence in North America and Europe”, European Security, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp.328-346 (2012)

“Performing Schengen: Myths, Rituals and the Making of European Territoriality beyond Europe”, Review of International Studies, Volume 37, No.2, pp.537-556 (2011)

“The Beginning of the End? The Italo-French Row over Schengen and the Lessons of Past ‘Crises’ for the Future of Border Free Europe”, European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) Occasional Paper No. 12
(June 2011), Dalhousie University

“The European Neighbourhood Policy and Security: Creating New Dividing Lines in Europe?, in Thierry Balzacq (ed.), The External Dimension of EU Justice and Home Affairs: Governance, Neighbours, Security, Houndsmill: Palgrave, pp.187-204 (2009)

“Bridging Commonsense: Pragmatic Metaphors and the ‘Schengen Laboratory’”, in Markus Kornprobst et al. (eds.), Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians, Mutinies, Houndmills: Palgrave, pp. 66-80 (2008)

“Introduction: Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies of Globalization” and “Conclusions: Metaphors we Globalize By”, in Kornprobst et al. (eds.), Metaphors of Globalization: Mirrors, Magicians, Mutinies,
Houndmills: Palgrave, pp. 1-16 and 237-252 (2008)

“Of Friends and Fences: Europe’s Neighbourhood Policy and the ‘Gated Community Syndrome’”, Journal of European Integration, Volume 29. No.2, pp. 143-162 (2007)

“Revisiting Schengen: Europe and the Emergence of a new ‘Culture of Border Control’”, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Volume 8 No. 1, pp. 31-54 (2007)

“La propagation de la sécurité: l’Europe et la schengenisation de la Politique de voisinage” Cultures & Conflicts, Vol. 66, pp. 61-76 (2007)
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“International Law, International Relations, and the ‘War on Terror’”, editorial for the special issue of Journal of International Law and International Relations, Vol. 3. No. 1, pp. 2-8 (2007)

“Dealing with Non-Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East: Policies and Practices in an uncertain Environment”, International Journal of Refugee Law, Volume 10 No.2, pp. 333-353 (2006)

“From Engagement to Deadlock: a Regional Analysis of Refugee Policies in the Middle East between the two ‘Gulf Crises’ (1990-2003)”, in Hana Jaber and France Métral (eds.), Mondes en Mouvements. Migrants et Migrations au Moyen-Orient au tournant du XIXe Siècle, Beyrouth: IFPO, pp. 37-60 (2005)

Book Reviews
“Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle” Book Review, Mediterranean Politics (2016), pp.1-2

“Into the Radical Right: the Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe”, Book review, Canadian Political Science Journal, Vol. 46 No.1 (2013), pp.240-2

“Europe’s Migrant Policies: Illusion of Integration”, Book review, London School of Economics Review of Books, January 23 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

“Social Media and Politics”, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (2019)

“Globalizations”, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University “Contemporary Security Studies”, Department of Political Science, dalhousie University (2010-16)

“International Relations Theory”, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (2010-14)(2017-2019; co-instructor)

“Political Inquiry: Qualitative Research Methods”, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (2010-16)

“Public Diplomacy and the European Union”, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California (2017)

“Politics of the European Union”, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University (2010-19)

“Migration and Identity in Europe and North America” (2017; co-instructor)
“Public International Law”, Department of Political Science, University of  Toronto (2008)

“Contemporary Security Studies”, Department of Political Science, McMaster University (2007)

“Culture and Identity in World Politics”, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2006)

“Model United Nations”, Dalhousie University (2015)

“International Organizations”, Dalhousie University (2016)

ACADEMIC SERVICE
President (2016-18)
European Communities Studies Association – Canada (ECSA-C)

Vice-president (2014-2016)
European Communities Studies Association – Canada (ECSA-C)

Program Chair (2015-2016)
International Organization Section – International Studies Association (ISA) annual conference

Editorial Board Member (2014-present)
– New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central European Politics and International
Relations
– Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies

Book Review Editor (2016-present)
European Foreign Affairs Review

Editor-in-Chief (2006-2007)
Journal of International Law and International Relations

Senate Member (2015-2016)
Dalhousie University

Research Ethics Board Member (2012-2015)
Dalhousie University
Ruben Zaiotti

Tri-Council Canada Graduate Scholarships committee member (2014-16)
Dalhousie University

Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Committee (2015-2017)
Dalhousie University

Security Studies Minor Coordinator (2013-present)
Faculty of Arts – Dalhousie University

Unit Review Committee Chair (Russian Studies Department, International Development Studies)
Faculty of Arts – Dalhousie University (2017-19)

McKay Speaker Series Organizer (2016
Faculty of Arts – Dalhousie University

Curriculum Committee Chair (2018-present)
Political Science Department – Dalhousie University

Graduate Admissions Committee Member (2015-2018)
Political Science Department – Dalhousie University

Doctoral Scholarship Committee Member (2013-2015)
Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Postdoctoral Scholarship Committee Member (2018-present)
Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

ACADEMIC REVIEWS

Journals
Review of International Studies, Security Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal, European Security, Security Dialogue, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Geopolitics, Environment and Planning A, Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada, Journal of International Humanitarian Action, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Journal of Language and Politics

Manuscripts
Oxford University Press, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, McGill-Queen’s University Press, University of Toronto Press, Routledge, Sage, Pearson International

Research projects

Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada), Fonds de Recherche du Québec

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  •  Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Grant, ERASMUS+ Program, European Union; €100,000 (2019-2022)
  •  Jean Monnet Chair, ERASMUS+ Program, European Union; €50,000 (2018-2021)
  • Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Grant, ERASMUS+ Program, European Union; €100,000 (2016-2019)
  • Fulbright Research Visiting Chair Fellowship, Fulbright Canada; USD 25,000 (2017)
  • Jean Monnet project grant, European Union. “European Communities Studies Association Canada Biannual Conference”; $51,290 (2015)
  • Canada- Europe Transatlantic Dialogue project (Co-investigator), Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada; Project: “Canada and the European Union as Global Actors”; $13,000 (2013-6).
  •  Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada; Project: “Troubled Europe: Identity, Rituals, and the Making of the European Union Foreign Policy”; $68,000 (2012-15).
  • Research & Develop’t Fund for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Dalhousie Univ; 3,500$ (2012-13)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Canada; $81,000 (2008-10)
  • W.L. Mackenzie King Fellowship in International Relations, University of Toronto; $2,000 (2005)
  • Dissertation Completion Award, Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (JIGES), University of Toronto; $5000 (2007)
  • University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto; $40,000 (2000-2005)
  • Research grant, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Amman, Jordan;  € 2,000 (2001-2003)
  • ERASMUS Fellowship, European Union; €6000 (1994-1995)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

International Studies Association (ISA), American Political Science Association (APSA), Canadian Political Studies Association (CPSA), European Studies Association (EUSA), European Community Studies Association – Canada (ECSA-C)

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS (2010-18)

  • Guest Speaker, Introduction to Tima Kurdi’s talk “Turning Grief into Helping Refugees”, University of Victoria, Victoria (BC), May 29th 2019
  • TV Interview, “The latest Brexit developments”, CTV News, Halifax (NS), April 7th 2019,
  • Moderator, talk featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen, as he discussed his newest book, The Refugees, Centre on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, April 5 2017. www.facebook.com/USCCPD/videos/10155091046782744/
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “The EU Summit in Bratislava”, September 13 2016
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “NATO war games in Poland”, June 7 2016
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “The EU-Turkey migrant deal”, March 21 2016.
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “The Cologne attacks and its impact on migration policies in Europe”, January 7 2016
  • Panelist, “Europe and the Syrian refugees crisis, roundtable ‘The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Canada’s response’, Dalhousie University, Halifax, September 17 2015
  • Guest Speaker, “Un monde qui se redessine. Regards croisés sur la construction, la persistance et la disparition des murs et des frontières”, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, September 19 2014 (in French)
  • Keynote speaker, “The Evolution of European Borders”, European Border Guards Day, Warsaw, May 24 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “Rise of the Far Right in Europe ahead of the European Election”, May 12 2014
  • Guest Speaker, News 95.7 Radio (Halifax), “The situation in Ukraine”, March 11 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “Europe: Struggling with Immigrants”, October 24 2013
  • Interview for Spanish newspaper El Pais on the enlargement of Europe’s free travel area’, January 29 2013
  • Interview for Global Insight Magazine, International Bar Association (UK), “Romania and Bulgaria’s application to join Europe’s free travel area”, August 29 2012
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “The Presidential elections in France”, March 23, 2012
  • Lead presenter, dialogue session on “Immigration and Citizenship in Europe”, 2011 Trudeau Foundation Conference on Public Policy, Halifax, (NS), November 17-19 2011
  • ·         Panelist, video presentation on “The past and future of Schengen”, in “Freedom of movement in Europe – a Dream or Nightmare in a Populist Age? Public debate organized by the European Stability Initiative (ESI), Vienna 15 September 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Radio China International (Beijing), “Refugees Challenge Schengen Agreement”, May 25, 2011
  • Guest speaker, The Radio Room, CKDU Radio (Halifax), “The popular uprising in Egypt”, Feb. 1, 2011
  • Guest speaker, CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon (Halifax), “Reflecting on Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan”, November 25, 2010

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