Professor Joly was the final Director of CRER. She obtained a Licence es Lettres from the University of Nanterre in France and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of La Sorbonne. She gained a PhD from the University of Aston and a D.Litt from the University of Warwick. She has published on Muslim populations in Britain, on ethnic relations and on refugees in Europe. She is author of L'Emeute (2007), Muslims in Prison (2005), Blacks and Britannity (2001), Haven or Hell: Asylum Policy and Refugees in Europe (1996), Britannia's Crescent: Making a Place for Muslims in British Society (1995), Refugees: Asylum in Europe (1992) and The French Communist Party and the Algerian War (1991). She is editor of International Migration in the new Millenium (2004), Global Convergence in Asylum Regimes (2001), Scapegoats and Social Actors (1998), and co-editor of Immigrant Associations in Europe (1987) and of Reluctant Hosts: Europe and its Refugees (1989). She is an active member of various European networks of researchers on refugees and asylum.
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