Kim Rygiel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on border security, migration, and citizenship in North America and Europe. She investigates how citizens and non-citizens engage in citizenship practices and challenge notions of political community and understandings of citizenship. She is the author of Globalizing Citizenship (2010) and co-editor of Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement (2012). Her work has appeared in journals such as Citizenship Studies, European Journal of Social Theory and International Political Sociology.