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Dr Carol Bohmer

  • Teaching fellows

Teaching Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Conflict and security


Dr Carol Bohmer is a Teaching Fellow in the Department, teaching an option module on Migration, Conflict and Policy.  She has taught in the US and Europe, and for the last decade was Visiting Associate Professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA where she is now Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government.


Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Political Asylum
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Law as a social and political institution

Recent Books and Publications

Rejecting Refugees: Asylum in the US and the UK in the 21st Century, with Amy Shuman (New York, NY: Routledge, 2007).

The Wages of Seeking Help: Sexual Exploitation by Professionals (Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2000).

“The Politics of Invisibility and the Stigmatized Vernacular: The Case Political Asylum Seekers” with Amy Shuman Journal of the Folklore Institute, forthcoming.

“Contradictory Discourses of Protection and Control in Transnational Asylum Law” With Amy Shuman in Journal of Legal Anthropology,1:2 (2010).

“Asylees and Refugees: A Comparative Examination of Problems of Integration” in Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9-11: Internal Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective, ed. Ariane Chebel d¹Appollonia and Simon Reich. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010) pp. 212-232