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Faculty - Professor Emeriti

Alan Simmons
Ph.D. (Cornell), Associate Professor Emeritus (Sociology) and Fellow, Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean.
International Migration and Refugee Movements; Economic and Cultural Globalization; Diaspora; Social Demography; Theory of Social Reproduction.


Office: 138 Founders
(416) 736-2100 ext. 33310
Email: asimmons@yorku.

Alan Simmons (Ph.D., Cornell) has published extensively on issues of Canadian immigration and refugee policy, international migration, and social-political transformation in Central America. He is a past Director of CERLAC, the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (York University). He is also a former Programme Director at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Prof. Simmons is currently a member of the editorial board of several journals, including International Migration Review, Canadian Population Studies, and the Cahiers Québecois de Démographie.

Selected Publications

Simmons, Alan and Liisa North. 1999. Journeys of Fear: Guatemalan Refugee Return and National Transformation. Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Simmons, Alan. "Immigration Policy: Imagined Futures." Pp. 21-50 in Immigrant Canada: Demographic, Economic and Social Challenges, edited by Shiva Halli and Leo Driedger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Simmons, Alan. 1999. "Economic Integration and Designer Immigrants: Canadian Policy in the 1990s." In Free Markets, Open Societies, Closed Borders? Trends in International Migration and Immigration Policy in the Americas, edited by Max Castro. Miami, Florida: North-South Press.

Simmons, Alan and Dwaine Plaza. 1998. "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: The Pursuit of University Training Among African-Caribbean Migrants and Their Children in Toronto." Canadian Ethnic Studies 30(3): 99-120.

Simmons, Alan. 1998. "International Migration in the Context of NAFTA." Labour, Capital and Society Fall.