Ali Bhagat

Assistant Professor | Director, Public Policy Minor


Ali Bhagat is a PhD in Political Studies (Queen's University) and works largely on the topic of refugee/migration policy and racial equity. His forthcoming book Governing the Displaced: Race and Ambivalence in Global Capitalism (Cornell University Press) examines urban refugee survival in Paris, France and Nairobi, Kenya. As an international political economist, he is interested in the intersections of race, class, and sexuality and has worked on issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ refugees in particular. His work is based in qualitative methods drawing from interviews, policy analysis, and other ethnographic techniques. Dr Bhagat will teach Advanced Qualitative Analysis for Public Policy and a new course on Racial Equity and Public Policy. 

Research Interests

  • Refugees, Race, Global Displacement, Sexuality and Queer Politics, Labour, Housing