Benjamin Muller

Benjamin Muller
2015-2017 Former EU-Borders Visiting Research Fellow
Office: Sedgewick C183
Since obtaining his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Muller has published widely in books and academic journals on issues of borders, sovereignty, security, technology, and identity, including two monographs: Security, Risk, and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies (Routledge 2010); and, with Samer Abboud, Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence (Ashgate 2012). Reflecting his interdisciplinary research agenda, Dr. Muller has published numerous articles in journals such as,
Citizenship Studies, Security Dialogue, International Political Sociology, Geopolitics, and Borderlands. Dr. Muller has provided expert testimony to a number of Canadian Parliamentary committees, contributed to NATO/European Science Foundation reports on ethics and security, and held visiting research fellowships at the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University (2008) and the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona (2014-2015). Dr. Muller has both taught and given guest lectures at more than a dozen Universities and Colleges in Canada and the US, as well as participated in community stakeholder initiatives on borders, security, technology, and ethics, in Canada, the US, and Europe. Dr. Muller has served as the President of the International Studies Association (Canada Region 2015-2016), and was a Member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Borderlands Studies. Dr. Muller currently serves as the Chair of the King’s University College Faculty Association, and he teaches Critical Security Studies and Border Studies at King’s, an affiliate college with Western University in London, Ontario.

As EU-Border Fellow in CFGS (2016), Dr. Muller will be focusing on two projects. One, as editor of the text, Ferocious Architecture: Sovereign Spaces/Places, Limits, Senses (Rowman & Littlefield, under contract). And Secondly, the paper “Minutemen” in Hungary: Vigilantism, Migrants and Border (In)Security at the Limits of Fortress Europe.