Caress Schenk is an Associate Professor of political science at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) with teaching and research expertise in the politics of immigration and national identity in Eurasia. Her new book, published with the University of Toronto Press, is called Why Control Immigration? Strategic Uses of Migration Management in Russia. Current and previous research has been funded by the American Councils for International Education, Nazarbayev University and the Fulbright Scholar Program and has been published in Demokratizatisya, Europe-Asia Studies, and Nationalities Papers, and in edited volumes published by Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press. Dr. Schenk is a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia).
Prof. Schenk also has book chapters and articles published in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises, Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity 2010-2017 (Edinburgh University Press), Demokratizatisya, Europe-Asia Studies, and Nationalities Papers. Prof. Schenk’s research has looked at federal vs. regional-level management of migration in Russia, government and civil society responses to migration, migration agency and rights related to corruption and informal practices, labor migration in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, and how migration control demonstrates state capacity. Prof. Schenk has also worked on INGO contract projects related to human trafficking and labor slavery in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Controlling Immigration Manually: Lessons from Moscow (Russia)
Caress Schenk, 2013 In : . 65, p.7, p. 1444-1465
Open borders, closed minds: Russia's changing migration policies: Liberalization or xenophobia?
Caress Schenk, 2010 In : . 18, p.2, p. 101-121
Nationalism in the Russian media: Content analysis of newspaper coverage surrounding conflict in Stavropol, 24 May-7 June 2007
Caress Schenk, 2012 In : . 40, p.5, p. 783-805
Assessing the Depth of Foreign Policy Commitment through Russia’s Migration Policy
Caress Schenk, 2016 In : . 24, p.4, p. 465-490
Assessing foreign policy commitment through migration policy in Russia
Caress Schenk, 2016 In : . 24, p.4, p. 475-500
The Image and Image-Making of Immigration Control
Caress Schenk, 2019 In : . 59, p. 187-190
Migrant Rights, Agency, and Vulnerability: Navigating Contradictions in the Eurasian Region
Caress Schenk, 2020 In : . 48, p.4, p. 637-643
The Migrant Other: Exclusion without Nationalism?
Caress Schenk, 2021 In : . 49, p.3, p. 397-408
Producing state capacity through corruption: the case of immigration control in Russia
Caress Schenk, 2021 In : . 37, p.4, p. 303-317
Labour Migration in the Eurasian Economic Union
Caress Schenk, 2017 In : Migration and the Ukraine Crisis, p. 164-177
Anti-migrant, but not nationalist: Pursuing statist legitimacy through immigration discourse and policy
Caress Schenk, 2018 In : Russia Before and After Crimea
The Crisis Mentality of Russian Migration Management
Caress Schenk, 2019 In : The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises
Globalisation and migration in Central Asia
Caress Schenk, 2021 In : Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Central Asia
Symbolic state imagery. Informal state practice
Caress Schenk, 2021 In : Labour, Mobility and Informality in Post-Socialism: Resources, Competition, Power from an Everyday Perspective, p. 175-191