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Queer migration, diaspora and asylum in Europe conference

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As part of its LGBTQ Migration and Asylum project, led by Dr Richard Mole, the UCL European Institute is hosting this one-day conference on Queer Migration, Diaspora and Asylum.





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09.00-09.30 Welcome with coffee and croissants

09.30-11.00 Session I: Queering migration and diaspora

  • Francesca Stella (University of Glasgow): Rethinking queer migration at the intersection of migration and sexualities studies
  • Richard Mole (UCL): Understanding queer diaspora: the case of Russians, Poles and Brazilians in Berlin
  • Róisín Ryan-Flood (University of Essex): Staying connected: lesbian and gay narratives of family

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Session II: Transnational queer lives

  • Łukasz Szulc (London School of Economics): From East to West and back to East: transnational homosexual activism during the Cold War
  • Dany Carnassale (University of Padua): Transnational construction of queerness of Senegalese migrants
  • Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University): Queer migration and rooted cosmopolitans: facilitating long-distance LGBT activism

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Session III: Queer asylum: socio-legal perspectives

  • Nuno Ferreira (University of Sussex): EU queer asylum policy: In search of a fairer system
  • Moira Dustin and Nina Held (University of Sussex): Square pegs in round holes? Exploring the misfit between the Refugee Convention and LGBTQI claims in Germany and the UK
  • Christian Klesse (Manchester Metropolitan University): Biopolitics, asylum case law and the epistemic contract of bisexual erasure

15.30-16.00 Tea and coffee

16.00-17.30 Session IV: Queer asylum: socio-political perspectives

  • Keith E. McNeal (University of Houston) and Sarah French Brennan (Columbia University): Between homonationalism and Islamophobia: comparing queer asylum-seeking to the Netherlands from the Caribbean versus the Muslim world
  • Sebastiano Cesaro (University of Paris 8): The politics of support towards LGBTQ asylum seekers in France
  • Calogero Giametta (Aix-Marseille Université) and Nicola Mai (Kingston University): Queer asylum and anti-trafficking laws: protection or bordering devices




This is second in a series of events held as part of the LGBTQ Migration and Asylum project. See the programme of the previous workshop, held in May 2017.

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