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Dr Tendayi Bloom

Tendayi Bloom photograph

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Politics & International Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Politics
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Professional biography

Tendayi Bloom is a political and legal theorist. She took up her position as a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University in September 2016. Since obtaining her PhD from Queen Mary University of London School of Law in 2012, she has worked as a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility in Spain, and as a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at Yale University’s Global Justice Program in the US.

Research interests

Tendayi's work focuses on the relationship between noncitizens and States and she has written on this in a number of capacities. This includes theoretical work on one hand and more empirical work on the other, with the aim always to bring the two together. She is currently working on projects relating to statelessness, to noncitizenship, and to the poltics of noncitizenship.

Her recent published work has focused on the role of the private sector in constructing noncitizenship in the context both of migration decision-making in the Mediterranean Region and of a more theoretical framing of the State-noncitizen relationship. A full and updated list of scholarly publications is available here. Tendayi also writes more popular blog pieces as well as contributing to policy documents and working papers in these areas.

 

Latest books:

(November 2017), Noncitizenism: Recognising Noncitizen Capabilities in a World of Citizens, Routledge (see a feature about this book here)

(June 2017) with Katherine Tonkiss and Phillip Cole (eds), Understanding Statelessness, Routledge

 

Selected recent blog posts:

(September 2017) 'Statelessness and the global compact for migration', Refugee Law Initiative, The Univeristy of London

(September 2017) 'Focus: A Critical Understanding of Statelessness', Discover Society

(June 2017) with Phillip Cole and Katherine Tonkiss, 'How well do we really understand statelessness?', European Network on Statelessness

(June 2017) 'Terminology and Rethinking 'Noncitizenship'', Methods in Motion, The Open University

(Dec 2016) 'Migration and CSR', CSR Wire

(Sept 2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, 'History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration', The Conversation

(May 2016) 'The Beginning of the End of Double-Offshoring? The Panama Papers, Asylum in Australia, and the PNG Supreme Court', Border Criminologies

(April 2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, 'Focus: Rethinking Noncitizenship', Discover Society

(April 2016) 'Commodifying Noncitizenship', Discover Society

 

Latest scholarly paper:

(2016) 'Cleaning Dirty Hands? Some Thoughts on Private Companies, Migration and CSR in the European Union', Human Rights & International Legal Discourse

 

Recent policy paper:

(2017) 'The Critical Role of Civil Society in the Development of Global Migration Governance Frameworks', Policy Report prepared for the United Nations University.

 

Other recent books:

(2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, Theorising Noncitizenship: Concepts, Debates and Challenges, Routledge

(2016) with Belachew Gebrewold, Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region, Routledge

Publications

Cleaning Dirty Hands? Some Thoughts on Private Companies, Migration and CSR in the European Union (2016)
Bloom, Tendayi
Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, 10(1) (pp. 139-159)
The Business of Migration Control: Delegating Migration Control Functions to Private Actors (2015-05)
Bloom, Tendayi
Global Policy, 6(2) (pp. 151-157)
The business of noncitizenship (2015)
Bloom, Tendayi
Citizenship Studies, 19(8) (pp. 892-906)
Theorising noncitizenship: concepts, debates and challenges (2015)
Tonkiss, Katherine and Bloom, Tendayi
Citizenship Studies, 19(8) (pp. 837-852)
Theorising noncitizenship: concepts, debates and challenges (2015)
Tonkiss, Katherine and Bloom, Tendayi
Citizenship Studies, 19(8) (pp. 837-852)
The business of noncitizenship (2015)
Bloom, Tendayi
Citizenship Studies, 19(8) (pp. 892-906)
Examining hidden coercion at state borders: why carrier sanctions cannot be justified (2014)
Bloom, Tendayi and Risse, Verena
Ethics & Global Politics, 7(2) (pp. 65-82)
Privatised Migration Management in the Mediterranean Region and Sub-Saharan Migration Decision-Making (2016)
Bloom, Tendayi
In: Gebrewold, Belachew and Bloom, Tendayi eds. Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region
ISBN : 9781472482761 | Publisher : Routledge
Migration in a World of Citizens, Nonsensical Morality and Academia’s Role in Addressing Hidden Poverty (2016)
Bloom, Tendayi
In: Gaisbauer, Helmut P.; Schweiger, Gottfried and Sedmak, Clemens eds. Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation (pp. 247-258)
ISBN : 978-3-319-41428-7 | Publisher : Springer
Composing Theories of Justice in an Unjust World: Using a Methodology of Interdisciplinary Iterative Analysis to Examine the UK Policy of Destitution of Refused Asylum Seekers (2015)
Bloom, Tendayi
In: Nair, Parvati and Bloom, Tendayi eds. Migration Across Boundaries: Linking Research to Practice and Experience (pp. 49-68)
ISBN : 9781472440495 | Publisher : Ashgate
London’s ‘Ghosts’: The Capital and the UK Policy of Destitution of Refused Asylum-Seekers (2015)
Bloom, Tendayi
In: Kerhsen, Anne J. ed. London the Promised Land Revisited: The Changing Face of the London Migrant Landscape in the Early 21st Century
ISBN : 9781472447272 | Publisher : Ashgate
Theorising Noncitizenship: Concepts, Debates and Challenges (2017)
Tonkiss, Katherine and Bloom, Tendayi eds.
ISBN : 9781138210523 | Publisher : Routledge
Understanding Statelessness (2017)
Bloom, Tendayi; Tonkiss, Katherine and Cole, Phillip eds.
ISBN : 9781138711235 | Publisher : Routledge
Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region (2016)
Gebrewold, Belachew and Bloom, Tendayi eds.
ISBN : 9781472482761 | Publisher : Routledge
Migration Across Boundaries: Linking Research to Practice and Experience (2015)
Nair, Parvati and Bloom, Tendayi eds.
ISBN : 9781472440495 | Publisher : Ashgate
Theorising Noncitizenship. Special Issue of Citizenship Studies. Vol.19 (8) (2015)
Tonkiss, Katherine and Bloom, Tendayi
Taylor and Francis