Dr Tendayi Bloom

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Department of Political Science and International Studies
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Admissions Lead for Politics and International Studies

Contact details

POLSIS - School of Government
Room 514 Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Tendayi Bloom is a Political and Legal Theorist who is interested in questions of noncitizenship, statelessness, and human mobility. Her current work explores these themes in the context of Global Migration Governance.

She is author of Noncitizen Power: Agency and the Politics of Migration (Bloomsbury, 2023) and Noncitizenism: Recognising Noncitizen Capabilities in a World of Citizens (Routledge, 2018). She is co-editor most recently of Statelessness, Governance, and the Problem of Citizenship (Manchester University Press, 2021) and Understanding Statelessness (Routledge, 2017). She also writes a range of academic articles and policy documents. Downloadable versions of most of her publications are available from her academia profile. She is currently researching aspects of noncitizenship in global governance and implications of theoretical noncitizenism for understandings of citizenship.


  • PhD in Political and Legal Theory, Queen Mary University of London 


  • Introduction to Political Theory (UG Yr1)
  • Statelessness and Citizenship (UG Yr3)