Barak Kalir

Barak Kalir is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, and the co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES). He has recently rounded off an ERC project entitled: The Social Life of State Deportation Regimes: A Comparative Study of the Implementation Interface in Greece, France, Spain, Ecuador and Israel.

Some of his recent academic publications include: Departheid: The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States (Society and Conflict2019), On the death of Mame Mbaye: racialism as the ultimate goal in the ‘battle against irregular immigration’ (2022, State Crime Journal), Qualifying deportation: How police translation of ‘dangerous foreign criminals’ led to expansive deportation practices in Spain (2022, Security Dialogue), and a co-edited special issue on: Re‐searching access: what do attempts at studying migration control tell us about the state? (2019, Social Anthropology).