International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Anna Triandafyllidou

Director, Cultural Pluralism Research Area, European University Institute


Anna Triandafyllidou is the new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University. She is a sociologist and migration policy expert whose work focuses on the governance of international migration in Europe and globally, and is currently based in Florence, Italy, where she holds a Robert Schuman Chair at the European University Institute (EUI) and director of Cultural Pluralism research at EUI’s Global Governance Programme.

She also works extensively on issues of nationalism and the management of cultural and religious diversity. She has edited/co-edited 25 books and authored/co-authored over 160 journal articles and book chapters. Her books include Immigrants and National Identity in Europe (Routledge, 2001); What is Europe (co-authored with R. Gropas, Palgrave 2015); and the forthcoming Migration, Globalisation and the Nation (Palgrave 2020).