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Professor of International Politics and Policy, UCL

Brad K. Blitz received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a Professor of International Politics and Policy and Head of the UCL Department of Education, Practice and Society. He was previously the Director of the British Academy/DFID Programme, Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Global Migration Centre in the Graduate Institute.

His research focuses on displacement, citizenship, governance and human rights. He is currently Co-Investigator on a £15 million ‘hub’ on Gender, Justice and Security, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF); Co-Investigator on Life after Deportation, a study of refused and current asylum-seekers returned to Mexico and Guatemala from the USA; and Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate. Publications include Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship, and Exclusion; and Forced Migration, Gender and Wellbeing in the Balkans: The Long-Term Effects of Displacement on Women (2022, with Selma Porobić). He is a frequent contributor on matters of migration, refugees, humanitarian policy, and human rights and has appeared on British and American television and radio including BBC News, LBC Radio, Sky News, National Public Radio, as well as in print media.


  • 2019–present
    Professor of International Politics and Policy, UCL Institute of Education