Migration, refugees, asylum, wall-building, immigration restrictions, refugee reception in developing countries and in Europe, Rohingya, war crimes, crimes against humanity, post-conflict justice, Bangladesh
Tazreena Sajjad is a professor of refugees and migration studies, statebuilding after war, post-conflict justice, and gender and conflict. She can comment on the issues related to hardening of refugee admissions and asylum policies in the US and Europe, including the phenomenon of wall-building, refugee reception in countries of the Global South, refugee experiences in transit and camps, as well as address questions around how to rebuild states in the aftermath of war and women's experiences in war and peace. Her current research projects focus on the phenomenon of building walls in response to irregular migration (migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers) in Europe and elsewhere, and the politics of refugee reception in the case of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. Her recent publications include “What’s in a name? ‘Refugees’, ‘migrants’ and the politics of labelling in the Journal of Race and Class” (2018), “Refugees Welcome? The Politics of Repatriation and Return in a Global Era of Security: The Rohingyas in Bangladesh' in Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge'” (forthcoming), “In Search of Imperfect Justice: Genocidal Rape and the Legacy of Nuremberg and Tokyo' in The Nuremberg War Crime Trial and its Policy Consequences Today” (forthcoming). Prof. Sajjad is an advisor to Refugee Solidarity Network. She has appeared on Al-Jazeera (print and TV), Stars and Stripes, CBC, Voice of America, and national television programs and print media in Bangladesh. She is available for print, online, radio, and television interviews.