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Megan Bradley

MA, MSc, DPhil

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Development Studies, McGill University

Megan Bradley is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in Political Science and International Development Studies at McGill University. Her research focuses on refugees and internal displacement, and examines issues including the resolution of forced migration; disasters and displacement; transitional justice; and accountability for human rights violations against forced migrants.  She has a longstanding interest in the global refugee regime and the roles of international organizations such as the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Professor Bradley’s work has been supported by grants from agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). She serves as co-editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies, and co-editor of the McGill-Queen’s University Press Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Series.

Professor Bradley is the author of Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and The International Organization for Migration: Commitments, Challenges, Complexities (Routledge, 2020), editor of Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), and co-editor (with James Milner and Blair Peruniak) of Refugees' Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace: Beyond Beneficiaries (Georgetown University Press, 2019). Her research has also appeared in journals such as the Review of International Studies, Ethics and International Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, the Journal of Refugee Studies and the International Journal of Refugee Law.

Alongside her research and teaching, Professor Bradley has worked with a range of organizations concerned with displacement, humanitarianism, human rights and development. From 2012-2014, she was a Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where she was part of the Brookings Project on Internal Displacement. She has also worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and served as the Cadieux-Léger Fellow in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.