Miriam is an Associate Professor at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Her research examines international responses to conflict, violence and migration. She is especially interested in how theoretical approaches from IR can enhance understanding of humanitarian policy and practice, and how such policy and practice can in turn shed light on theoretical questions from IR. Prior to joining IBEI in 2014, Miriam held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and teaching positions at University College London, the University of Oxford, and Oxford Brookes University. She also previously worked in the Humanitarian Research Group at INSEAD, and in the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute.

Selected publications relating to internal displacement

  • Miriam Bradley (forthcoming) The politics and everyday practice of international humanitarianism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Miriam Bradley (2019) "Unintended consequences of adjacency claims: the function and dysfunction of analogies between refugee protection and IDP protection in the work of UNHCR." Global Governance 25 (3): 620-644.
  • Miriam Bradley (2016) Protecting civilians in war: the ICRC, UNHCR, and their limitations in internal armed conflicts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Miriam Bradley (2016) "UNHCR and accountability for IDP protection in Colombia." In UNHCR and the struggle for accountability, edited by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen, 81-100. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Miriam Bradley (2014) "Sri Lanka: limited humanitarian action — or a lesson in the limits of humanitarian action?" International Development Policy 6 (1): 149-154.