I have worked and researched on forced migration since 2007 and have written on various issues relating to asylum, irregular migration, citizenship and immigration enforcement in the UK context. I have particular interests in time, uncertainty, masculinity, the family, emotions, court practice and bureaucratic relations. Since 2018, I have been a Birmingham Fellow and Assistant Professor at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where I lead research...
Migration Reasearch Hub ID: 2953
Twitter https://twitter.com/@MBEGriffiths


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • University of Birmingham

    University, United Kingdom
    Assistant Professor & Birmingham Fellow


The tribunal atmosphere: On qualitative barriers to access to justice

Authors Nick Gill, Jennifer Allsopp, Andrew Burridge, ...
Year 2021
Journal Name Geoforum
1 Journal Article

Interrogating time and temporality in migration governance

Authors Melanie Griffiths
Year 2021
Book Title Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration
2 Book Chapter

What’s missing from legal geography and materialist studies of law? Absence and the assembling of asylum appeal hearings in Europe

Authors Nick Gill, Jennifer Allsopp, Andrew Burridge, ...
Year 2020
Journal Name Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
3 Journal Article

Foreign, criminal: a doubly damned modern British folk-devil

Authors Melanie Griffiths, Melanie B. E. Griffiths
Year 2017
Journal Name Citizenship Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
4 Journal Article

Seeking asylum and the politics of family

Authors Melanie Griffiths
Year 2017
Journal Name Families, Relationships and Societies
5 Journal Article

Book review: Inside Immigration Detention. By Mary Bosworth.

Authors Melanie Griffiths, Melanie B. E. Griffiths
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Refugee Studies
6 Journal Article

Linguistic incomprehension in British asylum appeal hearings

Authors Nick Gill, Rebecca Rotter, Andrew Burridge, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name Anthropology Today
7 Journal Article

Book Review: Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention

Year 2015
Journal Name cultural geographies
8 Journal Article

The UK’s hostile environment: Deputising immigration control

Authors Melanie Griffiths, Colin Yeo
Year 2021
Journal Name Critical Social Policy
9 Journal Article

The Convergence of the Criminal and the Foreigner in the Production of Citizenship

Authors Melanie Griffiths
Book Title Citizenship and its Others
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11 Book Chapter

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