Curriculum Vitae


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Dr Bruce-Jones is Reader in Law & Anthropology and Deputy Dean of the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.  From 2015 to 2018, he served as Assistant Dean (Recruitment, Retention & International) of the School of Law, and during the same time, he served as an elected staff Governor of Birkbeck College.  Birkbeck is renown for critical and interdisciplinary law research, and its ethos includes a strong commitment to teaching and providing access to education.  Dr Bruce-Jones joined Birkbeck in 2010.  Prior to joining Birkbeck, he was Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London School of Law and an associate at the city firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Dr Bruce-Jones is the author of Race in the Shadow of Law: Contemporary Violence in Contemporary Europe.  He is a 2017/2018 short-stay visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt for his research project on South Asian indenture to Jamaica, “Kaala Paani and the Archive: Ancestral Memory and Colonial Administration”.  He is an associate academic fellow at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

He earned a DPhil and a Magister Artium from the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt University of Berlin, an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College London School of Law, a JD from Columbia University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Afro-American Studies and Social Anthropology from Harvard University.

Dr Bruce-Jones serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Race Relations and the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.  He serves on the advisory boards of the Centre for Intersectional Justice in Berlin, the Birkbeck Law Review, and the London Journal for Critical Thought, as well as the academic advisory board of the International Academic Forum. He is also an Essays Editor at the literary magazine, The Offing.