Dr Timothy Jacob-Owens
Early Career Fellow in Citizenship Law and Policy
BA, MPhil, LLM, PhD
Timothy Jacob-Owens joined Edinburgh Law School in 2022 as an Early Career Fellow in Citizenship Law and Policy. He was previously a Research Associate with the Global Citizenship Observatory, based at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where he remains affiliated as a Senior Research Associate and UK country expert.
At Edinburgh, Tim teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on citizenship law. His current research focuses on citizenship and colonialism, primarily in the context of the British Empire and contemporary Commonwealth. His other interests include human rights, minority rights, and immigration law.
Tim received his BA and MPhil from the University of Bristol and his LLM and PhD from the EUI. During his doctoral studies, he was Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Legal Studies and a coordinator of the EUI’s Constitutionalism and Politics Working Group. He also held visiting positions at Edinburgh, King’s College London, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre.
Beyond the academic world, Tim has worked at the European Centre for Minority Issues and the Council of Europe, including as a consultant for the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.