Idil Atak is an assistant professor at Ryerson University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She received her Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law. She was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism. Idil is a research associate at Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law (McGill University) and a regular researcher at Chaire de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (UQAM). She serves on the executive committee of the Canadian Association on Refugees and Forced Migration Studies. Her research interests include irregular migration, refugee protection, and international and European human rights law. Idil served as a legal expert for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, then as deputy to the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.