Randall Hansen

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Randall Hansen is a political scientist and historian at the University of Toronto, where he has held a Canada Research Chair in Political Science since 2005. He is a the Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and is jointly appointed to the School of Public Policy and Governance. Hansen taught at the Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford (where he was a tutorial fellow at Merton College), and Newcastle University (where he held an established Chair) before taking up his current position.

His fields of research are migration and citizenship, eugenics and population policy, and the effect of war on civilian populations. He has authored three books, Citizenship and Immigration in Postwar Britain (Oxford University Press, 2000), Fire and Fury: the Allied Bombing of Germany 1942-1945 (Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2008, and Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance after Valkyrie (Oxford University Press, 104). He is co-author (with Desmond King) of Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Fire and Fury was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2009.[1] Additionally, he has contributed numerous articles to academic journals.

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