Öykü Aytaçoğlu, ‘L’implication du chercheur dans le travail de terrain: Une étude auprès des exilé·e·s queer à Istanbul’, in Monia Lacheb and Constance de Gourcy (eds.), Terrains sensibles au Maghreb et au-delà: Acteurs, chercheurs et affects, 2022, pp. 141-162 Key words: Turkey, Ethnographic fieldwork, Magreb, Queer Migration Studies

Ezel Sahinkaya and Arif Aslan, ‘LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey’, Voice of America (VOA), 16 April 2021 Abstract For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of persecution for who they are, moving to Turkey was not a significant improvement. Sexual and … Read more

Elif Sarı, ‘“I am myself”: Queer Refugee Narratives’, in Lê Espiritu Gandhi, E., & Nguyen, V. (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Refugee Narratives (1st ed.), Routledge, 2023, pp. 179-190 Abstract This chapter tells stories of queerness and refugeeness and offers a queer(ing) perspective on writing with and about refugees. Asylum system introduces various barriers to … Read more

Hermaszewska, S., Sweeney, A., Camminga, B., Botelle, R., Elliott, K., & Sin, J., ‘Lived experiences of transgender forced migrants and their mental health outcomes: Systematic review and meta-ethnography’, 2022 BJPsych Open, 8(3), E91. Abstract Background Owing to multiple, complex and intersecting health inequities, systemic oppression and violence and discrimination in their home countries, some transgender … Read more

Maria Guadalupe Begazo, ‘The Membership of a Particular Social Group Ground in LGBTI Asylum Cases Under EU Law and European Case-Law: Just Another Example of Social Group or an Independent Ground?’, in A. Güler et al. (eds.), LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective, Springer, 2018 Abstract The 1951 Refugee Geneva … Read more

Mengia Tschalär, ‘Queering migration temporalities: LGBTQI+ experiences with waiting within Germany’s asylum system’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2022 Abstract Since 2016, the European Union has made further efforts to streamline and simplify the procedure for international refugee protection. Despite this, asylum claimants in Europe often wait up to four years (or even longer) for a … Read more

Emily Kofoed, ‘Queering Images of Citizenship: Rhetoric, Representation, and LGBTI RefugeesLGBTI Refugees’, Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2016 Abstract In the following dissertation, I consider how the legal challenges faced by LGBTI refugees might compel reflection on and revision to traditional conceptions of citizenship in the United States. Specifically, I explore the question of how queer … Read more

Nina Held, ‘”As queer refugees, we are out of category, we do not belong to one, or the other”: LGBTIQ+ refugees’ experiences in “ambivalent” queer spaces’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2022 Abstract While over the last twenty years, geographers of sexuality have explored the racialization of queer spaces, the experiences of LGBTIQ+ refugees in those … Read more

Amanda Lack, ‘(Il)legal Violence at the Border: A Comparative Analysis of LGBTQ+ Asylum Claims in the United States and Europe’, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Volume 67, Issue 1, 409-442 Abstract An estimated 175 million LGBTQ+ individuals worldwide live under persecutory environments. As highly controversial conversations regarding issues of sexuality are taking place … Read more

SOGICA Project, ‘Submission to the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee’s “Equality and the UK asylum process” enquiry’, 17 November 2021 Abstract SOGICA (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European Human Rights Challenge) has been a four-year (2016-2020) research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) exploring the social and legal … Read more