Daniel Kanstroom

Speaker at the 2019 International Affairs Conference

Daniel Kanstroom author of Deportation Nation, Outsiders in American History, is currently working on a new book, Deportation World, which will explore the rise of deportation as a global phenomenon. Together with his students and co-counsel, he has provided counsel for hundreds of clients, won dozens of immigration and asylum cases (and lost a few), and authored amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court and many other courts.

Dan is professor of law and Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he teaches immigration and refugee law, international human rights law, Constitutional law, and administrative law. He is co-director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and of the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, which seeks to conceptualize and develop a new field of law while representing US deportees abroad. He founded the Boston College Immigration and Asylum clinic in which students represent indigent migrants and asylum-seekers.

Dan’s articles, book reviews and op-eds have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, the UCLA Law Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the French Gazette du Palais, and many other venues.