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Dr Timothy Jacob-Owens

Early Career Fellow in Citizenship Law and Policy

BA, MPhil, LLM, PhD

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Thursday 10:00-11:00


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Timothy Jacob-Owens is an Early Career Fellow in Citizenship Law and Policy and the Programme Director for the LLM in European Law. He teaches public law, EU law, and specialised courses on citizenship law.

Tim’s research interests lie broadly in citizenship, migration, human rights, and global justice. His current projects focus on: (1) language rights and immigration in Europe, (2) citizenship and (anti)colonialism in the British Empire and contemporary Commonwealth, and (3) global mobility law during the COVID-19 pandemic. His work to date has appeared in Public Law, International Migration Review, Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, and International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, among others. 

Tim is a graduate of the University of Bristol (BA, MPhil) and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (LLM, PhD). During his doctoral studies, he was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Legal Studies, held visiting positions at Edinburgh, King’s College London, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, and taught at the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance.

Prior to joining Edinburgh Law School in 2022, Tim was a Research Associate at the Global Citizenship Observatory (EUI), where he remains affiliated as a Senior Research Associate and UK country expert. He previously worked at the European Centre for Minority Issues and the Council of Europe.


Twitter: @TJacobOwens