Archived – Research Director

Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MSc

Bhabha headshot largeJacqueline Bhabha is Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, the director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies, and a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. From 1997 to 2001 she directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, Bhabha was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She received a first class honors degree and an MSc from Oxford University, and a Juris Doctor from the College of Law in London. She has recently authored Seeking Asylum Alone, three reports about unaccompanied child asylum seekers. Her writings on issues of migration and asylum in Europe and the United States include a coauthored book, Women’s Movement: Women under Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law; an edited volume, Asylum Law and Practice in Europe and North America, and many articles, including “Internationalist Gatekeepers? The Tension Between Asylum Advocacy and Human Rights” and “The Citizenship Deficit: On Being a Citizen Child.” She is currently working on issues of child migration, smuggling and trafficking, and citizenship.