E-mail : jmmontsion@glendon.yorku.ca

Assistant Professor of International Studies, York University, Glendon College

Research Interests
– Chinese languages and communities in Southeast Asia
– Singapore
– Gateway cities

Research Projects
My current research projects are framed at the intersection of ethnicity, mobility and urbanity, and highlights the role of ethnic, dialect-based and community politics at the local, transnational and international levels. I am especially interested in the evolving ethnic politics of gateway cities like Singapore and Vancouver, utilizing everyday life theory.
Montsion, J.M. forthcoming. Churchill, Manitoba and the Arctic Gateway: A Historical Contextualization, The Canadian Geographer (accepted for publication).
Montsion, J.M. 2015. Patrolling Chineseness: Singapore’s Kowloon Club and the Ethnic Adaptation of Hong Kongese to Singaporean Society, Asian Ethnicity 16(1): 92-109.
Montsion, J.M. 2015. Disrupting Canadian Sovereignty? The ‘First Nations & China’ Strategy Revisited, Geoforum 58: 114-21.
Montsion, J.M. 2014. Chinese Ethnicities in Neoliberal Singapore? State Designs and Dialect(ical) Struggles of Community Associations, Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(9): 1486-504.
Vrasti, W. and J.M. Montsion. 2014. No Good Deed Goes Unrewarded: The Value/Virtue of Transnational Volunteerism in Global Capital, Global Society 28(3): 336-55.
Montsion, J.M. 2012. A Critique of Everyday International Relations: The Case of Cultural Pluralism in Singapore and Vancouver, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30(5): 930-46.
Bousfield, D. and J.M. Montsion. 2012. Transforming an International Organization? Norm Confusion and the International Olympic Committee, Sport in Society 15(6): 823-38. Reprinted in Ramon Spaaj and Cindy Burleson (eds).
2013. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacekeeping, New York: Routledge.
Montsion, J.M. 2012. When Talent Meets Mobility: Un/Desirability in Singapore’s New Citizenship Project, Citizenship Studies 16(3): 469-82.
Montsion, J.M. 2011. Softening Canada’s Gateway to the Asia Pacific? Community Perspectives on Vancouver’s International Visage, Canadian Journal of Urban Research 20(2): 36-55.
Montsion, J.M. 2010. Research Im/possibilities: Reflections from Everyday International Relations, Altérités 7(2): 79-94.
Montsion, J.M. 2009. Re-locating Politics at the Gateway: Everyday Life in Singapore’s Global Schoolhouse, Pacific Affairs 82(4): 637-56.
Montsion, J.M. and R. Stubbs. 2007. Le pouvoir des plus faibles: L’ANASE et le projet de coopération régionale en Asie de l’Est, Études internationales 38(2): 167-88.