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Melanie Griffiths

Assistant Professor and Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

Melanie is a social scientist working on migration politics and immigration enforcement in the UK. She has been a Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham since February 2018. Before that she led an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant at the University of Bristol, investigating the impact of insecure immigration status and deportation on mixed-citizenship families in the UK. Find out about the Deportation and the Family project here:
Melanie has also worked on asylum appeals, Article 8 rights, immigration detention, deportation and time and migration. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford, in association with COMPAS and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate , University of Bristol