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Associate Professor
Ph.D., City University of New York

Research and Teaching Interests: Lahav specializes in Comparative Political Behavior, and has pedagogical interests in European politics, Immigration and Refugee Politics, Extreme-Right politics, Public Opinion, Political Culture, and Politics of International Security.

Department of Political Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4392
(631) 632-7613 (office)
(631) 632-4116 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Statement

Gallya Lahav is 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 Center, City University of New York. Lahav was visiting research affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, New York University, and the Robert Schuman Center 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 it’s 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. Her contribution to book chapters include, 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 Counterterrorist 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 on 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 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 world-wide, including Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the UK, Germany, Australia, Israel, Canada, and throughout the United States.



Lahav specializes in Comparative Political Behavior, and is an expert on International Migration (within a comparative political and IR frameworks).  She has pedagogical interests in Immigration and Refugee Politics, Identity politics, Extreme-Right politics, European and European Union politics, Public Opinion, Political Culture, and the Politics of International Security

POL SCI 103: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL SCI 309: Politics of the European Union
POL SCI 310 Honors: Politics of International Migration and Refugees 
POL SCI 392: Comparative Politics of Western Europe
POL SCI 404/HON: The Politics of Immigration in the West: Film, Media and Popular Culture
POL SCI 567: Culture, Values and Public Opinion: Cross-National and Comparative Approaches



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