Axis “Immigration, living conditions, and religion”

Laura Madokoro

Associate member


Associate Professor, Department of History (Carleton University)

Research interests

History of refugees and humanitarianism; settler colonialism and cities, migration, human rights and race; history of sanctuary in Canada (17th-21th century)


Contact information

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Recent publications

  • “More Than a Face: Beyond Community,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (submitted October 2023).
  • “On Teaching Human Rights History in a Settler Colonial Context,” American Review of Canadian Studies 53(1) (2023): 107 – 117.
  • Eurocentrism and the International Refugee Regime,” Journal of Modern European History 20(1) (February 2022), 34-39.


















Selected publications

Laura Madokoro, Francine McKenzie and David Meren (dir.). Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada's International History, Vancouver, UBC Press, 2017.

Laura Madokoro. Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2016.

Laura Madokoro. "A Decade of Change: Refugee Movements from the Global South and the Transformation of Canada’s Immigration Framework", in Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories, Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills and Scott Rutherford (dir.), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Laura Madokoro. "Transactions and Trajectories: The Social Life of Chinese Migrant Photographs", Photography and Culture, vol. VIII, no 3, 2015, p. 325-344.

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