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Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones:  AB (Harvard); MA (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); JD (Columbia); LLM in Public International Law (KCL); DPhil (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Associate Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Member of the New York State Bar.

Dr Bruce-Jones was appointed Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck in September 2010 and appointed Senior Lecturer in 2015.  He took on the role of Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Retention and International Enterprise in Autumn 2015, and in the same year, he was elected as a staff governor of Birkbeck College.  Since 2013, he has served as the Director of the LLM Qualifying Law Degree programme.  Before coming to Birkbeck, Dr Bruce-Jones was Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London School of Law and an associate at the city law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in London, where in addition to corporate practice, he handled several asylum and public international law pro bono matters.

Dr Bruce-Jones is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust ISSF grant to support a symposium in the area of the medical humanities.  He is a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany.  He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law (Bloomsbury) and an advisory board member of the London Journal of Critical Thought, the International Academic Forum and the Centre for Intersectional Justice.

Dr Bruce Jones is also a Trustee of the Institute for Race Relations and the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group. He is a comparative law specialist for the Independent Commission on the Death of Oury Jalloh (on police brutality and due process) in Germany as well as Sexuality and Gender Identity Resource Co-ordinator for The Refugees in Exile Programme of the International Refugee Rights Initiative. He has taught general education and writing courses in prisons in Boston and New York and has worked on prison reform issues in various capacities.

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