Ashwini Vasanthakumar
Assistant Professor, Queen's Law School, Ontario

Ashwini Vasanthakumar is assistant professor and Queen’s National Scholar in legal and political philosophy at Queen’s Law School in Ontario. Her monograph, The Ethics of Exile: a political theory of diaspora, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021.

Written by Ashwini Vasanthakumar

U Pyinyathee of the All Burma Monks Alliance, a group of exiled monks who fled the protests of the Saffron Revolution of 2007, outside the makeshift monastery he shares in Utica, upstate New York, 27 April 2010. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

Essay/
Demography and migration
Exiles on Main Street

To respect exiles as real and important political actors, we should get over casting them as saints, threats or victims

Ashwini Vasanthakumar