Recent Publications


Vosko, L., T. Basok and C. Spring. 2023. Transnational Employment Strain in a Global Health Pandemic: Migrant Farmworkers in Canada. Palgrave 

Basok, T., D. Bélanger, M. L. Rojas Wiesner, and G. Candiz, 2015. Rethinking Transit Migration: Precarity, Mobility, and Self-Making in Mexico, Palgrave Macmillan Press

Basok, T. and S. Ilcan. 2013 Social Justice, Citizenship, and Transnational Struggles, Oxford University Press.


Vosko, L., T. Basok, C. Spring, G. Candiz, G. George, 2022 COVID-19 Among Migrant Farmworkers in Canada: Employment Strain in a Transnational Context, ILO Working Paper 79,

Refereed Articles

Ilcan, S., T. Basok, and G. Candiz. 2023. "Bordering human rights: displaced people's experiences of containment and human rights violations," Australian Journal of Human Rights,  29 (2): 334-353

Candiz, G, T. Basok, and D. Bélanger. 2023. “Acts Of Citizenship In Time and Space Among Agricultural Migrant Workers In Quebec During The Covid-19 Pandemic,” Studies in Social Justice 17 (1): 91-111

Basok, T, A. Lopez-Sala, and G. Avalone, 2023. "Ambivalent Resonance: Advocacy For Secure Status For Migrant Farm Workers In Spain, Italy and Canada During The Covid-19 Pandemic" 17 (1): 68-90

Basok, T. and N. Piper. 2023.  “Farm Work, Migration And The Diverse Forms Of Struggle For Social Justice (Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue),” 17 (1): 1-9

 Basok, T. E. M. Tucker, L. F. Vosko, S. Caxaj, J. L. Hennebry, S. Mayell, J. McLaughlin, A. M. Weiler, 2023. “The ‘contract’ and its discontents: Can it address protection gaps for migrant agricultural workers in Canada?” International Migration,

Vosko, L., T. Basok, C. Spring, G. Candiz and G. George, 2022. "Understanding Migrant Farmworkers’ Health and Well-Being during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada: Toward a Transnational Conceptualization of Employment Strain," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

Candiz, G. and T. Basok. 2021. Le droit à la ville ou le droit à la mobilité? Les demandeurs d'asile d'Amérique centrale en attente dans l'espace urbain tijuanense. Canadian Geographer.

Candiz, G. and T. Basok. 2021. Intensity and uncertainty: Performing border conflicts at the US–Mexico borderlands, Population, Space and Place,

Basok, T. and G. George, 2020. “We are part of this place, but I do not think I belong.” Temporariness, Social Inclusion and Belonging among Migrant Farmworkers in Southwestern Ontario, International Migration  https:/

Rojas Wiesner, M. L. and T. Basok. 2020 Legalidad ilegal y precariedad: la perspective desde del sur de México: Revista Sociologias 22 (55): 74-103

Basok, T. & G. Candiz, 2020 "Containing mobile citizenship: changing geopolitics and its impact on solidarity activism in Mexico," Citizenship Studies, 24 (4): 474-492

Basok, T. and M. Rojas. 2017. "Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico" Ethnic and Racial Studies,  41(7): 1274-1293

Basok, T. and M. Rojas. 2017. "Winning a Battle, Losing the War: Migrant Rights Advocacy and its “Influence” on the Mexican State," Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Available on: .

Basok, T. and D. Bélanger. 2016. Migration Management, Disciplinary Power, and Performances of Subjec­tivity: Agricultural Migrant Workers’ in Ontario, Canadian Journal of Sociology, 41 (2): 139-63

Basok, T. and A. López-Sala (2016) “Rights and Restrictions: Temporary Agricultural Migrants and Trade Unions’ Activism in Canada and Spain,” International Journal of Migration & Integration 17:1271–1287 DOI 10.1007/s12134-015-0465-6

Basok, T., A. Hall, and E. Rivas. 2014. “Claiming Rights to Workplace Safety: Latin American Immigrant Workers in Southwestern Ontario” Canadian Ethnic Studies 46 (3): 35-53

Basok, T., D. Bélanger, and Eloy Rivas. 2014. “Reproducting Deportability: Migrant Agricultural Workers in Southwestern Ontario”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40 (9): 1394–1413

Basok, T. and N. Piper. 2012. “Management Versus Rights: Women’s Migration and Global Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Feminist Economics, 18 (2): 35-61

Basok, T. and E. Carasco. 2010. “Advancing the Rights of Noncitizens in Canada: A Human Rights Approach to Migrant Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly, 32 (2): 342-366

Basok, T. 2009. Counter-Hegemonic Human Rights Discourses and Migrant Rights Activism in the U.S. and Canada., International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 50 (2): 179-201.

Non-Refereed Article

Candiz, G. and T. Basok, 2021. “Gobernanza pandémica en la frontera México-Estados Unidos: refronterización y negación del derecho de asilo,” Boletín (Trans)Fronteriza # 12.

Book Chapters

Basok, T., L. Goldring, P. Landolt, F. Mata and P. Villegas. 2022. "Latin American Migration to Canada: Understanding Socially Differentiated Inclusions," in The Routledge History of Modern Latin American Migration, edited by A. E. Feldman, X. Baa, J. Durand, and S. Schutze, pp. 261-274, Routledge 

Basok, T. and G. Candiz, 2022. “Ciudadanía móvil en los espacios multifacéticos de tránsito: reflexiones sobre la movilidad y la inmovilidad de las personas migrantes centroamericanas en México.” El tránsito de personas migrantes desde la perspectiva de los derechos y la acogida digna, edited by Iker Barbero, 25-48, Tirant Editorial

Basok, T. and G. Candiz. 2021. "Containing mobile citizenship: changing geopolitics and its impact on solidarity activism in Mexico," in Inclusive Solidarity and Citizenship along Migratory Routes in Europe and the Americas, edited by  H. Schwiertz and H. Schwenken, Routledge

Basok, T. 2021. "The Social Cost of Cheap Local Food: Migrant Workers in Canadian Agriculture," in Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, 3rd edition, edited by M. Koc, J. Sumner and A. Windsor, Oxford University Press, pp. 287-302

Basok, T.  2020. Documentar a las personas migrantes en México:¿Protegiendo a los vulnerables o disciplinando a los “ingobernables”?,  in Puentes, No Muros: Contribuciones para una política progresista en migraciones, Edited by Carlos Sandoval. CLACSO. Fundación Rosa Luxemburg, pp. 73-94.

Basok, T. and D. Bélanger, 2019. « Gestion migratoire, pouvoir disciplinaire et exercices de la subjectivité : les travailleurs agricoles migrants en Ontario, au Canada ». Travail, mobilités, subjectivités et formes d’assujettissement dans les Amériques, Alexis Martig et Jorge Pantaleón, Presses de l’Université Laval, p. 141‑71.

Basok, Tanya. 2019. Regional Migration and Argentinas Hospitality in Crisis, The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises, 501-519, Edited by Cecilia Menjivar, Marie Ruiz, Immanuel Ness, January. Oxford University Press.

Basok, Tanya. 2018. The Discourse of Transit Migration in Mexico and its Blind Spot: Changing Realities and New Vocabularies, New Migration Patterns in the Americas Challenges for the 21st Century, 85-107, edited by Feldmann, Andreas E., Bada, Xóchitl, Schütze, Palgrave Macmillan.

Basok, T. 2016. “Temporary Migrant Workers in Canada: Protecting and Extending Labour Rights,” in Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies, edited by G. DiGiacomo, pp. 145-67, Toronto: University of Toronto Press

*Basok, T.; Belanger, D.; Candiz, G.; Rivas, E. 2015. “Espacios de "ilegalidad": el caso de trabajadores mexicanos en dos comunidades rurales de Canada, Los Programas de trabajadores agricolas temporales: Una solucion a los retos de la migraciones en la globalizacion?,” edited by M. J. Sanchez and S. M. Lara, pp. 25-56, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales

Basok, T., N. Piper and V. Simmons. 2013 “Disciplining Female Migration in Argentina: Human Rights in the Times of Migration Management,” in M Geiger and A. Pecaud (eds). Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People (Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 162-184

Basok, T. and N. Piper. 2013. “Justice for Migrants: Mobilizing a Rights-Based Understanding of Migration,” in Mobilities, Knowledge, and Social Justice, edited by Suzan Ilcan, McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 255-276