Dr Monish Bhatia is a Lecturer in Criminology at the Birkbeck, University of London. He teaches in the areas of race, migration, border controls, and critical criminology. Early this year, Monish completed a self-funded project on the aftermath of deportation and capturing narratives of those who are/were subjected to forced removals from the UK. Previously, he has carried out a Carnegie Trust funded project on destitution and drug use amongst asylum seekers. His Doctoral Thesis focused on the impact of policies and procedures on asylum seekers and ‘illegal’ migrants in the UK.