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CAMMIGRES

The Cambridge Migration Research Network

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Professor Alison Bashford

Professor Alison Bashford

Faculty of History

The evolution of immigration restriction acts focusing not just on their race/ethnicity/nationality based exclusions, but also other criteria and powers (mental health; infectious disease; political security) over many jurisdictions: the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UK.


Office Phone: +612 9351 3884

Research Interests

  • The history of migration regulation and law over 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The evolution of immigration restriction acts focusing not just on their race/ethnicity/nationality based exclusions, but also other criteria and powers (mental health; infectious disease; political security).
  • This research is comparative over many jurisdictions: the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the UK.
  • This research has included close work on the UK's 1905 Aliens Act, which surprisingly also codified an individual's right to asylum. Thus I also have an interest in refugee law and the history of asylum.
  • The history of links between migration and management of infectious diseases, quarantine in particular, at both national and international levels.