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About Melanie Griffiths

Melanie is an ESRC Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Bristol. Her project, entitled Detention, Deportability and the Family: Migrant Men's Negotiations of the Right to Respect for Family Life, is on the family lives and Article 8 rights of men at risk of deportation.

Her doctoral research was conducted at the University of Oxford, in association with COMPAS and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. She has also worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Articles by Melanie Griffiths

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Invisible fathers of immigration detention in the UK

The British state has regulated relationships between its citizens and certain foreigners since at least the Colonial era. Today’s border controls continue to police people’s intimate lives and retain sexist and racist assumptions. 

Immigration detention in the media: anarchy and ambivalence

Alongside calls for the reduction or ending of immigration detention, we must demand more balanced coverage from our media. Melanie Griffiths reports on two decades of ‘riots’ and fires inside Campsfield which is on track to become one of the biggest detention centres in Europe.

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