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Senior Professorial Lecturer of Global Governance, Politics and Security, American University School of International Service

Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. Her areas of specialization include transitional justice, refugees and forced displacement, post-conflict governance, and gender and conflict.

Sajjad's recent publications include 'Once We Were Refugees: Security, Solidarity and a View from the Global South,' in the Journal of Refugee Studies (2022), 'Strategic Cruelty: Legitimizing Violence in the European Union's Border Regime,' in Global Studies Quarterly (2022), 'Refugees Welcome? The Politics of Repatriation and Return in a Global Era of Security: The Rohingyas in Bangladesh' in Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge' (Manchester University Press, 2020), 'In Search of Imperfect Justice: Genocidal Rape and the Legacy of Nuremberg and Tokyo' in The Nuremberg War Crime Trial and its Policy Consequences Today (2020), 'What’s in a name? "Refugees," "Migrants" and the Politics of Labelling,' in Race and Class (2018). Her current research projects examine the role of 'safe' country agreements as a form of migrant deterrence focusing on the EU-Afghanistan deal, and refugee reception in the Global South.


  • –present
    Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University


  • 2011 
    American University, PhD in International Relations