Alison Mountz is professor of geography, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the 2015-2016 William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University. Her book, Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border (Minnesota), was awarded the 2011 Meridian Book Prize. Her scholarship explores the practices and politics of migration, asylum-seeking, and border enforcement.

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