Sanjay Jeram

Chair, Undergraduate Studies Program

B.A. (Hons.) (University of Toronto)
M.A. (University of Western Ontario)
Ph.D. (University of Toronto)


Phone: 778-782-5838
Office Location: AQ 6052


Prior to joining the faculty at SFU, Dr. Jeram was an Assistant Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has published articles and book chapters related to topics such as sub-state nationalism, immigration, public opinion, democratization, and post-conflict identities. He is currently involved in a project on federalism and immigrant integration in Canada and Western Europe. He teaches courses on European and Canadian Politics, Immigration & Citizenship, Multiculturalism, Nationalism, and Democratization. He is interested in engaging students in large classes through high and low-tech strategies and researching how various approaches affect student attitudes and learning outcomes.


“Looking Forward into the Past: Partido Nacionalista Vasco and the Immigrant Question in the Basque Country,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 42, no. 8 (2016): 1087-1100.

“Friends or Foes? Migrants and Sub-state Nationalists in Europe,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 42, no. 8 (2016): 1059-1071 (with Arno van der Zwet and Verena Wisthaler).

“Diversity and Nationalism in the Basque Country and Flanders: Understanding Immigrants as Fellow Minorities,” National Identities, vol. 17, no. 3 (2015): pp. 241-257 (with Ilke Adam).

“The True North Strong and Free Healthcare? Nationalism and Attitudes Towards Private Healthcare Options in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 47, no. 3 (2014): pp. 569-595 (with Yannick Dufresne and Alexandre Pelletier).

“Sub-state Nationalism and Immigration in Spain: Diversity and Identity in Catalonia and the Basque Country,” Ethnopolitics, vol. 13, no. 3 (2014): pp. 225-244.

“Immigrants and the Basque Nation: Diversity as a New Marker of Identity,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 36, no. 11 (2013): pp. 1770-1788.