Melanie Griffiths Research Affiliate

Dr Griffiths is a social scientist working on mobility and immigration enforcement in the UK. She has been a Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham since February 2018, after completing an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant on the Article 8 rights of mixed-immigration status families at the University of Bristol. She has a PhD from the University of Oxford, where she was based at COMPAS and the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Her research interests and publications cover migration broadly (including irregular, undocumented, family, asylum and European migrants), immigration detention and deportation, the ‘foreign criminals’ discourse, time, men and masculinity, family life rights, belonging and citizenship, bureaucracies, law and the judiciary, identity and identification.