Tendayi Bloom is a political and legal theorist. She took up her position as a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University in September 2016. Since obtaining her PhD from Queen Mary University of London School of Law in 2012, she has worked as a Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility in Spain, and as a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at Yale University’s Global Justice Program in the US.
Tendayi's work focuses on the relationship between noncitizens and States and she has written on this in a number of capacities. This includes theoretical work on one hand and more empirical work on the other, with the aim always to bring the two together. She is currently working on projects relating to statelessness, to noncitizenship, and to the poltics of noncitizenship.
Her recent published work has focused on the role of the private sector in constructing noncitizenship in the context both of migration decision-making in the Mediterranean Region and of a more theoretical framing of the State-noncitizen relationship. A full and updated list of scholarly publications is available here. Tendayi also writes more popular blog pieces as well as contributing to policy documents and working papers in these areas.
(November 2017), Noncitizenism: Recognising Noncitizen Capabilities in a World of Citizens, Routledge (see a feature about this book here)
(June 2017) with Katherine Tonkiss and Phillip Cole (eds), Understanding Statelessness, Routledge
Selected recent blog posts:
(September 2017) 'Statelessness and the global compact for migration', Refugee Law Initiative, The Univeristy of London
(September 2017) 'Focus: A Critical Understanding of Statelessness', Discover Society
(June 2017) with Phillip Cole and Katherine Tonkiss, 'How well do we really understand statelessness?', European Network on Statelessness
(June 2017) 'Terminology and Rethinking 'Noncitizenship'', Methods in Motion, The Open University
(Dec 2016) 'Migration and CSR', CSR Wire
(Sept 2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, 'History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration', The Conversation
(May 2016) 'The Beginning of the End of Double-Offshoring? The Panama Papers, Asylum in Australia, and the PNG Supreme Court', Border Criminologies
(April 2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, 'Focus: Rethinking Noncitizenship', Discover Society
(April 2016) 'Commodifying Noncitizenship', Discover Society
Latest scholarly paper:
Recent policy paper:
(2017) 'The Critical Role of Civil Society in the Development of Global Migration Governance Frameworks', Policy Report prepared for the United Nations University.
Other recent books:
(2016) with Katherine Tonkiss, Theorising Noncitizenship: Concepts, Debates and Challenges, Routledge
(2016) with Belachew Gebrewold, Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region, Routledge