Portrait of Dr. Corey Robinson

Corey Robinson

Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University.

Working at the intersection of international political sociology, refugee and migration studies and critical security studies, Corey’s research examines the international politics of migration governance and border control.

Corey holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies from York University. With expertise in migrant smuggling, irregular migration, asylum and global migration governance, Corey's research has appeared in Third World Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, media outlets such as The New Humanitarian, The Toronto Star and The Conversation and in several scholarly volumes.

Corey's Ph.D. research was funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Prior to taking up his post at Durham in 2022, he held teaching positions at the University of Toronto and York University and research positions at Humanitarian Outcomes, where he co-authored the Joint Evaluation of the Protection of the Rights of Refugees During the COVID-19 Pandemic, conducted by UNHCR, the OECD and other actors as a part of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition.

Aside from academia, Corey enjoys playing drums and guitar, cooking, cycling, traveling and gardening.