Yasmeen Abu-Laban is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Dr. Abu-Laban received her Ph.D. from Carleton University in 1996. She was a Visiting Scholar (2004-2005) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and a McCalla Research Professor (2006-2007) at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Abu-Laban's research interests centre on the Canadian and comparative dimensions of gender and ethnic politics, nationalism, globalization and processes of racialization, immigration policies and politics, and citizenship theory.
She has published over forty articles, book chapters and reviews including in such journals as Urban Affairs Review, International Politics, Citizenship Studies, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, The International Journal of Canadian Studies, Canadian Public Policy, and Canadian Ethnic Studies. She is the co-author (with Christina Gabriel) of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization (2002) and is currently completing an edited volume on gender and the nation-state, as well as a co-edited volume on North American politics.