Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Understanding the impact of surveillance, immigration and national security policies on Canadian Muslim men

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, WIIS-Canada

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  Time: 12-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, room 448 


Tabasum Akseer | September 2016
Tabasum Akseer

Post-doctoral Research Fellow




This paper is a mixed methods understanding of the perception and impact of immigration and security policies on racialized men. In particular, I understand how national security measures, such as security certificates, impact Muslim men. 


Tabasum Akseer is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for International and Defence Policy, in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. She is working with a team led by Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky, titled ‘Gender Mainstreaming in the Military: Economic and Social Implications for Ontario.’ She obtained her doctorate from Queen’s (Cultural Studies) in 2016, where her dissertation explored the impact of surveillance, immigration and security policies on racialized men.

Over the past six years, Tabasum has gained teaching experience as a teaching assistant in the School of Religion, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Gender Studies department, where she also acted as a teaching fellow.

In addition to her teaching, Tabasum has been engaged as a consultant on projects including the use of technology and surveillance in military and peacekeeping operations, smart weapons technology, monitoring and surveillance; development and peace operations in Afghanistan; women’s rights and access to health in Afghanistan; the socio-emotional and cognitive development of children; children’s religiosity and spirituality; and teachers’ perceptions of gender differences in the classroom. Her work has been presented at various national and international conferences and published in journals including; Forced Migration Review, Canadian Journal of School Psychology, Alberta Journal of Educational Research, and the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education.