Dr. Fraser received his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Toronto, with a specialty in comparative politics and public policy. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary, as well as M.A.s in political science from the University of British Columbia and Waseda University in Japan. His research focuses on how states attempt to control and manage the long-term impacts of immigration; it also engages questions about how interest groups, agencies, and courts influence policy and public attitudes in these fields. He has received numerous previous research grants, including the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, and was formerly a fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Toronto.