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

Öykü Aytacoglu, ‘A migration journey between vulnerability and agency: the case of queer exiles in Istanbul’, in Jane Freedman, Alice Latouche, Adelina Miranda, Nina Sahraoui, Glenda Santana de Andrade, Elsa Tyszler (eds.), The Gender of Borders: Embodied Narratives of Migration, Violence and Agency, Routledge, 2023, pp. 119-135 (Chapter 7) Abstract This chapter discusses the migration … Read more

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

Alizee Zapparoli-Manzoni-Bodson, ‘The Making of the Iranian Refugee: From Revolution to Asylum’, Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, November 2015 Abstract This paper follows the narratives and trajectories of Iranian asylum-seekers in Turkey as they undergo the process of applying for refugee status through the UNHCR. Ethnographic work conducted in three satellite cities, Yalova, … 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

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

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

Carmela Ferrara, Anna Lisa Amodeo, Francesco Garzillo, Giuseppe Masullo, Paolo Valerio e Carolina Vesce, ‘I Have a Dream: Studi e strumenti per il lavoro con migranti LGBTI’, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2021 7 Introduzione 9 Saluti istituzionali 23 Intervista a Isabella Fernandes Da Silva 29 1. Domande di protezione internazionale fondate sull’orientamento sessuale, identità di genere, … Read more

Danisi, C., Dustin, M., Ferreira, N. and Held, N., ‘Queering asylum in Europe: Legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity‘, Springer, 2021 Description This two-volume open-access book offers a theoretically and empirically-grounded portrayal of the experiences of people claiming international protection in Europe on the basis … Read more

Siebe Jonckheere, ‘Geloofwaardigheid op de proef? Een dramaturgische benadering van seksuele identiteiten in de asielprocedure: Een etnografisch onderzoek met LGBTIQ+ asielzoekers in België’, Master dissertation, KU Leuven, 2021 Abstract In deze studie staan de intersecties van seksualiteit met performativiteit van LGBTIQ+ asielzoekende subjecten centraal, als lens om te onderzoeken hoe ze hun seksuele identiteit en … Read more