Dr Corey Robinson
Lecturer in International Relations
|Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs||IM201a, Al Qasimi Building|
Working at the intersection of international political sociology, refugee and migration studies and critical security studies, Corey’s research examines the international politics of migration governance and border control.
Corey holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies from York University. With expertise in migrant smuggling, irregular migration, asylum and global migration governance, Corey's research has appeared in Third World Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Millennium: Journal of International Studies and in several scholarly volumes. Corey’s writing has also appeared in media outlets such as The New Humanitarian, The Toronto Star and The Conversation.
Corey's Ph.D. research was funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Before coming to Durham in 2022, Corey held teaching positions at the University of Toronto and York University and conducted research in the field of humanitarian evaluation. At Humanitarian Outcomes, Corey co-authored the Joint Evaluation of the Protection of the Rights of Refugees During the COVID-19 Pandemic, conducted under the auspices of UNHCR, the OECD and other actors as a part of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition.
- Migrant smuggling; irregular migration; global mgiration governance; International Organisation for Migration; border studies; securitization; externalization; International Relations; international political sociology; critical security studies
Available for media contact about:
- Citizenship, state and governance: migration
- Politics & Society: migrant smuggling
- Politics & Society: global migration governance
Chapter in book
- Robinson, Corey & Watson, Scott (2021). Knowledge controversies of global migration governance: Understanding the controversy surrounding the Global Compact. In Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration. Dauvergne, Catherine Edward Elgar Press. 323–339.
- Robinson, Corey (2020). Measuring 'well-governed migration': The International Organization for Migration’s Migration Governance Indicators. In The International Organization for Migration: The New ‘UN Migration Agency’ in Critical Perspective. Geiger, Martin & Pécoud, Antoine Palgrave Macmillan. 123–143.
- Robinson, Corey (2023). Offshoring and Outsourcing Anti-Smuggling Policy: Capacity Building and the Geopolitics of Migrant Smuggling. Geopolitics
- Robinson, Corey (2022). Deportability, humanitarianism and development: neoliberal deportation and the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants program. Third World Quarterly 43(4): 879.
- Robinson, Corey (2018). Making Migration Knowable and Governable: Benchmarking Practices as Technologies of Global Migration Governance. International Political Sociology 12(14): 418-437.
- Robinson, Corey (2017). Tracing and explaining securitization: Social mechanisms, process tracing and the securitization of irregular migration. Security Dialogue 48(6): 505–523.
- Robinson, Corey (2013). Cosmopolitanism and liberal universalism in International Relations theory: Moralising politics or politicising ethics? Millennium: Journal of International Studies 42(1): 247-259.