Shachar, Ayelet

Ayelet Shachar is Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism. She has published extensively on citizenship theory, immigration law, women’s rights and religious diversity. In addition to The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality, she is the author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights (Cambridge 2001), for which she won the APSA Best First Book Award in 2002.  This work has proved influential, intervening in actual public policy and legislative debates.  It was cited, most recently, by England’s Archbishop of Canterbury and the Supreme Court of Canada.  She is currently writing a new book on the shifting borders of membership and competitive immigration regimes.

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On her book The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality
(Our Cover Feature of August 27, 2009)