Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director, of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), Dr. Megan Bradley has been named a William Dawson Scholar and has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Principal's Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.
The William Dawson Scholar Award recognizes an emerging scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field. William Dawson Scholars hold the award for a five-year term, renewable once. This internal award is similar to that of a CRC Tier 2 Chair.
The Principal's Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers was created in 2013 to encourage and celebrate McGill's most outstanding early-career researchers, as well as to provide them with an advantage as they apply for external awards by adding a prestigious internal distinction to their list of accomplishments.
Dr. Bradley’s research and teaching focuses on refugees and forced migration, human rights, transitional justice, humanitarianism, peacebuilding, international organizations, and international development. Her research connects normative debates on forced migration andhumanitarianism and human rights with critical empirical analyses of efforts to protect refugees, resolve displacement, and redress abuses. She examines refugee movements across borders, as well as the complex predicament of those that have been uprooted within their own countries. While her predominant focus is on conflict contexts, she has a growing interest in the effect of natural disasters.
Dr. 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 leading 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. She serves as Associate Director of ISID , and Associate Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. She also coordinates the McGill Refugee Research Group.
In addition to her impressive research and teaching career, Dr. 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, D.C., 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.