Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
Idil Atak is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Criminology of Ryerson University. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration’s (IASFM) Executive Committee, the past president of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), and a research associate at Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law (McGill University). She is currently conducting a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded research on the intersection of security, irregular migration and asylum. Idil served as a legal expert for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, then as deputy to the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.