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Gallya Lahav (United States)

October 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Gallya Lahav is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University (State University of New York) where she has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Holding graduate degrees in political science from the London School of Economics and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Lahav teaches and writes on international migration and European integration.  In addition to her book on Immigration and Politics in the New Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2004), co-authored textbook, Migration Reader (with A. Messina, 2005), and special edited volume on Current Trends and Advances in the Comparative Politics of Immigration (Polity 2021), her work has appeared in numerous books, handbooks, and journals including Comparative Political Studies, the American Journal of Political Research, Political Behavior, and International Migration Review.

Lahav has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship for her book project on Migration, Security and the Liberal State: the Politics of Migration Regulation in Europe and the US (Cambridge University Press, 2023 forthcoming).  She has also served as a consultant to the UN Population Division, and has been expert witness to the US Special Operations Forces (SOCOM), European Parliament, the Israel Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA), and the Canadian Air Transport Safety Association.  She was named distinguished visiting chair  professor of Mobility at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) in Switzerland (2010), and has participated as visiting faculty in the International MA Program on Migration at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, since its founding (2013-2016).