Brad Blitz is Professor of International Politics and Policy and Head of the Department of Education, Practice, and Society at the UCL Institute of Education and until June 2019 was Director of the British Academy/DFID Programme on Modern Slavery. His research focuses on displacement, governance, and human rights. He is the author of Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship and Exclusion and recently acted as Principal Investigator for the
ESRC-DFID project EVI-MED on refugee reception systems in the Mediterranean and EU project INFORM on access to legal and procedural information for asylum-seekers. He is also Co-Investigator on a £15 million ‘hub’ on Gender, Justice, and Security, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF); and Co-Investigator of a new GCRF Cluster project, Life After Deportation, a study of refused and current asylum-seekers returned to Mexico and Guatemala from the USA.