Megan Bradley

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of International Development
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
megan.bradley [at]

DPhil (PhD), Oxford

Leacock 539
Curriculum vitae: 
Areas of interest: 

Refugees and forced migration, human rights, transitional justice, humanitarianism, peacebuilding, international organizations, international development

Selected publications: 


  • Megan Bradley (2013) Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Megan Bradley, ed. (2015) Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

  • 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).

Special issues

  • Co-editor (with Roger Duthie) of special issue of Journal of Refugee Studies on “Accountability and redress for the injustices of displacement” (2014).


  • Megan Bradley (forthcoming, 2018) “Durable Solutions and the Right of Return for Internally Displaced Persons: Evolving Interpretations,” International Journal of Refugee Law (special issue commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement).

  • Megan Bradley (2017) “More than Misfortune: Recognizing Natural Disasters as a Concern for Transitional Justice,” International Journal of Transitional Justice 11(3) 400-420.

  • 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 (2014) “Rethinking refugeehood: Statelessness, repatriation and refugee agency”, Review of International Studies 40(1).

  • Megan Bradley and Roger Duthie (2014) “Introduction: Accountability and redress for the injustices of displacement”, Journal of Refugee Studies 27(2).

  • 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 51(1).

  • Megan Bradley (2013) “Defining success in refugee repatriation”, World Politics Review, 3 December 2013.

  • Megan Bradley (2012) “‘Migrants in a feverland’: State obligations towards ‘environmental refugees’”, International Journal of Political Theory 8 (1-2).

  • 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).

  • Megan Bradley  (2011) “Unlocking protracted displacement: Central America’s ‘success story’ reconsidered”, Refugee Survey Quarterly 30(4).

  • Roberta Cohen and Megan Bradley (2010) “Disasters and displacement: Gaps in protection”, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies 1(1).

  • Megan Bradley (2009) “Return in dignity: A neglected refugee protection challenge”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies 28(3).

  • Megan Bradley (2009) “Obstacles to realising Guiding Principle 29 in Afghanistan”, Forced Migration Review (Special Edition).

  • Megan Bradley (2008) “Back to basics: The conditions of just refugee returns”, Journal of Refugee Studies 21(3).

  • Megan Bradley (2008) “On the agenda: North-South research partnerships and agenda-setting processes” (lead article), Development in Practice 18(6).

  • Megan Bradley (2007) “Redress and refugees: Reflections on some recent literature” (review essay), Journal of Refugee Studies 20(4).

  • Megan Bradley (2007) “Refugee research agendas: The influence of donors and North-South partnerships”, Refugee Survey Quarterly 26(3).

Book chapters

  • Megan Bradley (forthcoming) “Is Return the Preferred Solution to Refugee Crises?,” in David Miller and Christine Straehle (eds.) The Political Philosophy of Refuge, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2017) “Whose agenda? Power and priorities in North-South research partnerships”, in L. Mougeot (ed.) Civil society in research for development, Ottawa: IDRC.

  • 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 (2015) “Introduction: The troubled intersection of forced migration, justice and reconciliation,” in M. Bradley (ed.) Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2015) “Advancing the agenda: Implications for research, policy and practice,” in M. Bradley (ed.) Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2014) “Displacement in Central America and the Caribbean: Cooperation and Challenges”, in E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, G. Loescher, K. Long and N. Sigona (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2013) “Liberal Democracies’ Divergent Interpretations of the Right of Return: Implications for Free Movement”, in W. Maas (ed.) Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People, Leiden: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff.

  • Megan Bradley and Roberta Cohen (2013) “Disasters, Displacement and Protection: Challenges, Shortcomings and Ways Forward”, in T. Faist and J. Schade (eds.) Disentangling Migration and Climate Change: Methodologies, Political Discourses and Human Rights, New York: Springer.

  • Megan Bradley (2013) “Redressing internally displaced Palestinians in Israel”, in R. Brynen and R. El-Rifai (eds.) Compensation to Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace, London: Pluto Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2013) “Gender dimensions of redress for the Palestinian refugees”, in R. Brynen and R. El-Rifai (eds.) Compensation to Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace, London: Pluto Press.

  • Megan Bradley (2012) “Truth-telling and displacement: Patterns and prospects”, in R. Duthie (ed.) Displacement and Transitional Justice, New York: SSRC.

  • Megan Bradley (2011) “Reparations”, in G. Kurian, et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Science, Washington, D.C.: CQ Press (Sage Publications).

  • Megan Bradley, J.M. Labatut and G. Morin-Labatut (2008) “L’aide canadienne à la recherche pour le développement” (“Canadian aid for research for development”), in F. Audet, M. Desrosiers and S. Roussel (eds.) L’aide canadienne au développement, Montreal: University of Montreal Press.

Other publications

  • Angela Sherwood, Megan Bradley, Lorenza Rossi, Rosalia Gitau and Bradley Mellicker (2013) Supporting durable solutions to urban, post-disaster displacement: Challenge and opportunities in Haiti, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution/International Organization for Migration.
  • Megan Bradley (2012) Displacement, transitional justice and reconciliation: Assumptions, challenges and lessons, University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre Policy Briefing 9.
  • Megan Bradley, Roger Duthie and Bryce Campbell (2012) Transitional Justice and Displacement: Challenges and Recommendations, Washington, DC/New York: Brookings Institution/International Center for Transitional Justice.

INTD 497—Refugees and Forced Migration: Rights and Responsibilities

INTD 497—Transitional Justice

POLI 353—Politics of the International Refugee Regime

POLI 448—Gender and International Relations


Research areas: 
International Relations
Associate Professor