New article available in Third World Quarterly

My most recent article ‘Deportability, humanitarianism and development: Neoliberal deportation and the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants Program’ is now available open-access in Third World Quarterly. The article examines the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants Program, an Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration program funded by the Canadian government and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) across West Africa. I argue that the GAIM programme can be analysed as a form of humanitarian securitisation, which obscures the politics of anti-smuggling policy, masks the violence of deportation and legitimizes the return of stranded asylum-seekers.