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Eddie Bruce-Jones

Senior Lecturer in Law
Birkbeck School of Law, University of London

Eddie Bruce-Jones is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Prior to joining Birkbeck in 2010, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King's College London. Bruce-Jones is an Associate Academic Fellow at the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple. He serves on the boards of directors of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and the Institute of Race Relations. He is currently a Governor of Birkbeck College. He is a Member of the New York Bar.

Biography

Eddie Bruce-Jones, AB (Harvard); MA (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); JD (Columbia); LLM in Public International Law (KCL); DPhil (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2012–2015); Member of the New York State Bar.

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 and Retention in Autumn 2015.  He is the Director of the LLM Qualifying Law Degree Programme.  From 2009–2012, he was Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London School of Law.  In 2011 he was selected as an Atlantik-Brücke German-American Young Leader, and in 2009 he was awarded the Georg Schwarzenberger Prize by the Institute for Advanced Legal Study for outstanding postgraduate achievement in International Law. From 2008–2009, he was an associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in London, where he handled a number of asylum and public international law pro bono matters.

Bruce Jones serves on the Board of Directors 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 Exhile 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.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Eddie Bruce-Jones’ research interests include comparative anti-discrimination law, human rights and rights critique, international refugee law, legal theory, prison studies, ‘culture’ and colonialism. Methodologically, he finds trans/ multi-disciplinary angles of law and anthropology, law and literature, law and psychoanalysis, critical race theory and queer theory quite helpful.

Websites

Books

Articles

UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs

Anthropology as Critical Legal Intervention?


Published: Oct 27, 2016 by UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci

This article suggests a way to imagine the relationship between international law and anthropology. It ultimately posits that the tensions between anthropology and law, including the (mis)appropriation of anthropology by law, can be theorised and repositioned as a means of more critically understanding how power and culturally-informed perspectives coordinate the production of legal knowledge.

International Journal of Minority and Group Rights

Death Zones and Comfort Zones: Queering the Refugee Question


Published: Feb 09, 2015 by International Journal of Minority and Group Rights
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones

This article asks what it might mean to “queer” refugee law, particularly in the context of its dynamic relationship with the discourse of decriminalisation. The article takes forward the centrality of sexual politics within the moral economy of migration regulation and attempts to approach it with the methodological impulse and transformative potential that “queer” suggests.

Race & Class

German policing at the intersection: race, gender, migrant status, mental health


Published: Jan 15, 2015 by Race & Class
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Area Studies

Examining a series of controversial cases in which non-white Germans have been killed in encounters with the police, the author argues for an understanding of how race and other identities intersect, and shows how the police mount a dubious ‘cultural defence’ – based on their perceived fears – to justify their disproportionate use of force. Deaths in custody provide a lens through which to view the need in Germany to identify and accept the presence of patterns of institutional racism.

Race & Class

Germany's Stephen Lawrence (Comment)


Published: Jan 01, 2015 by Race & Class
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy, Anthropology - Soc Sci, Area Studies

Campaigners in Germany, protesting at the suspicious death in custody of Oury Jalloh in 2005 and the subsequent cover-up by the criminal justice system, are looking to the Lawrence trial, the Macpherson Report and other British institutional responses to see how Germany could learn from the British experience.

Columbia Human Rights Law Reveiw

Race, Space and the Nation-State: Racial Recognition ... in France and Germany


Published: Apr 01, 2008 by Columbia Human Rights Law Reveiw
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones
Subjects: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Area Studies

Conventional knowledge in France and Germany would suggest that race does not play a significant role in social stratification and has been dealt with by legal prohibitions on discrimination. This article explores the role of race and anti-discrimination law in France and Germany. In doing so, it highlights the need for racial recognition and challenges dominant ideologies that strategically and systematically write race out of narratives of nationhood.

Columbia Journal of East European Law

Next Step Forward: The Development of Clinical Legal Education in Poland


Published: Jan 01, 2008 by Columbia Journal of East European Law
Authors: Eddie Bruce-Jones (with Marta Skrodzka & Joy Chia)
Subjects: Education, Anthropology - Soc Sci, Area Studies

This article, by way of comparative analysis of clinical legal programs in the United States and several European countries, examines the prospect of expanding the concept of clinical legal education in Poland.