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Dr Tendayi Bloom

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Profile summary

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

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 Whitney and Bett Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies 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.

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:

(2018), Noncitizenism: Recognising Noncitizen Capabilities in a World of Citizens, Routledge (see a feature about this book here; and a review by K Tonkiss here)

(2017) with Katherine Tonkiss and Phillip Cole (eds), Understanding Statelessness, Routledge (see a review of this book by J Sardelic here)

 

Press:

(20th June 2018) 'Migration control isn't about migration - it's about controlling who can be in our society', The Scotsman

 

Selected recent blog posts:

(5th June 2018) 'Statelessness and the second revision of the Global compact for Migration: What still needs to be addressed?', European Network on Statelessness

(2nd May 2018) 'Six ways Sajid Javid can make British migration policy more humane', The Conversation

(17th April 2018) 'Windrush generation latest to be stripped of their rights in the name of 'migration control', The Conversation

(7th March 2018) 'Homeless people could avoid life-saving services, if there's a risk of deportation', the Conversation

(20th February 2018) 'Statelessness and the global compacts: initial thoughts on the zero drafts', Refugee Law Initiative, The Univeristy of London

(15th February 2018) 'Migration Policy and Displacement', Border Criminologies, The University of Oxford

(14th February 2018) in 'Expert Views: Good and Bad News in the Draft Global Migraiotn Compact', Refugees Deeply

(7th February 2018) 'Are the global compacts on refugees and for migration addressing statelessness appropriately?', European Network on Statelessness

 

Latest scholarly papers:

(2017) 'Citizenship and colonialism', Soundings 67

(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)
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
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
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
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