Research Agenda




"Queer Muslim Asylum Spaces" runs from September 2018 through August 2020 and it's plan of activities includes three main phases;


The first phase consists in developing in greater detail the project's theoretical approach. The goal of this phase  is to develop a theoretical approach of intersectionality that captures the challenges of asylum seekers at the intersection of religion, race, and homo/heteronormativity.  

The second phase consists of the fieldwork to be carried out in Germany. The goal of this phase is to gain new insights into the specific challenges LGBTQI* Muslim asylum seekers face with Germany’s asylum system and into how asylum seekers and refugees navigate their sexuality and gender and religious identities within such context. 


The third phase will be dedicated to the analysis of data, public engagement, and the dissemination of the project findings. Based on the data analysis, this project will produce two detailed policy briefs in regard to law, politics of securitization and asylum in Germany's asylum system and the EU's Common European Asylum System and asylum policies. The project will also produce podcasts that features the voices and stories of LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Germany and the UK. 


The project will conclude with an expert workshop in Germany, with the aim of bringing together key academic scholars, practitioners, policy and civil society stakeholders, in order to discuss the project findings and develop their relevance to LGBTQI* asylum practices for Muslim refugees in the EU.