Dr. Megan Bradley

Email: megan.bradley@mcgill.ca

Website: https://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/megan-bradley, https://meganbradley.ca/



Megan Bradley is associate professor of political science and international development studies at McGill University, where her research focuses on refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). She has a particular interest in the resolution of internal displacement, forced migration in the context of natural disasters, the relationship between displacement and transitional justice, and the role of inter-governmental organizations, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in responding to IDPs. Alongside her research and teaching, Professor Bradley has worked with a range of organizations concerned with 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 UNHCR, and the International Development Research Centre, and served as the Cadieux-Léger Fellow in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


Publications related to IDPs (selected)

  • Megan Bradley (forthcoming, 2019) The International Organization for Migration: Commitments, Challenges, Complexities, London: Routledge.
  • Megan Bradley, James Milner and Blair Peruniak (eds.) (2019) Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace: Beyond Beneficiaries, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Megan Bradley (2018) “Durable Solutions and the Right of Return for Internally Displaced Persons: Evolving Interpretations,”International Journal of Refugee Law 30(2): 218-242.
  • Megan Bradley (2017) “The International Organization for Migration (IOM): Gaining Power in the Forced Migration Regime,” Refuge 33(1): 91-106. 
  • Megan Bradley, Angela Sherwood, Lorenza Rossi, Rufa Guiam and Bradley Mellicker (2017) “Researching the Resolution of Post-Disaster Displacement: Reflections from Haiti and the Philippines,” Journal of Refugee Studies 30(3): 363-386. 
  • Megan Bradley, Ibrahim Fraihat and Houda Mzioudet (2016) Libya’s Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press (digital shorts series).
  • Megan Bradley and Angela Sherwood (2016) “Addressing and Resolving Internal Displacement: Reflections on a Soft Law ‘Success Story,’” in T. Gammeltoft-Hansen, S. Lagoutte and J. Cerone (eds.) Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 155-182. 
  • Megan Bradley (ed.) (2015) Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Mike Asplet and Megan Bradley (2013) “Introductory Note to the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention),”International Legal Materials 52(1): 397-410. 
  • Mike Asplet and Megan Bradley (2012) “Strengthened Protection for Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: The Kampala Convention Comes into Force,” American Society of International Law (ASIL) Insights 16(36).