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Dr. Efrat Arbel

Associate Professor, Executive Committee Member

Allard School of Law

My research examines how legal rights are negotiated and defined in liminal spaces like the border, the detention center, and the prison. My current research is focused on mapping the Canada-US border as a place of law, and understanding how various border measures influence the rights entitlements of border crossers. I am also interested in irregular migration and the Safe Third Country Agreement; the legalities of immigration detention; and the intersection of migration law, settler colonialism, and national identity.