Bridget Anderson

Professor of Migration and Citizenship, University of Oxford

Bridget Anderson is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director at COMPAS, primarily working on projects in the Citizenship and Belonging, Labour Markets and Welfare clusters.
She has a DPhil in Sociology and previous training in Philosophy and Modern Languages. She is the author of ‘Us and Them: the Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls’ (OUP, 2013) and ‘Doing the dirty work? The global politics of domestic labour’. She also co-edited with Martin Ruhs, ‘Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy (2010).

Bridget is particularly interested in citizenship, in immigration enforcement (including ‘trafficking’), and in low waged labour, migration and the state. She has worked closely with migrants' organisations, trades unions and legal practitioners at local, national and international level.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Migration and Citizenship, University of Oxford
  • –present
    Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford