Dr. Gallya Lahav

Associate Editor

Gallya Lahav is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University (State University of New York), where she has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She holds graduate degrees in political science from the London School of Economics and the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. Lahav was a visiting research affiliate at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University, New York University, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). She was named visiting chair Professor of Mobility at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland (2010) and has participated as visiting faculty in the International MA Program on Migration at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, since its founding (2013).

Lahav teaches and writes on the politics of international migration and European integration. She is the author of the book, Immigration and Politics in the New Europe: Reinventing Borders (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and is the co-editor of The Migration Reader with A. Messina (Lynne Rienner, 2006), the co-edited volume Immigration Policy in Europe: the Politics of Control with V. Guiraudon (Routledge, 2007), and the International Studies Association Compendium on Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration, with P. James and N. Sandhal (Oxford/Blackwell). 

Her articles have appeared in several books and journals on international relations and comparative politics. Among peer-reviewed journals, her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the American Journal of Political Research, Political Behavior, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Global Governance, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and West European Politics. She has contributed book chapters to Framing Terrorism (Pippa Norris, et al., eds.), Immigration Research for a New Century (Russell Sage), Bringing Outsiders In: the Future of Immigrant Political Incorporation, (J. Hochschild and J. Mollenkopf, eds, Cornell University Press), Politics In/At the Airport (M. Salter, ed.), The Consequences of Counterterrorism Policies in Democracies (M.Crenshaw, ed. Russell Sage), The Handbook of International Relations, (Carlsnaes, Risse, Simmons, eds., Sage), and The Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Freeman and Mirilovic). Lahav has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship for her current book project, Migration, Security and Civil Liberties: the Rise of Non-State Actors.

She has been a consultant to the UN Population Division and has served as an expert witness to the US Special Operations Forces, European Parliament, the Israel Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA), and the Canadian Air Transport Safety Association, on issues related to the politics of international migration. She also continues to actively support and mentor research students worldwide, including in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the UK, Germany, Australia, Israel, Canada, and throughout the United States.