UCL European Institute


Conferences and workshops

We organised three main events through this project.


Workshop, May 2017

A first workshop was held in May 2017, at which academics working in a range of disciplines came to-gether to present and receive feedback on their ideas for research projects on themes relating to queer migration, diaspora and asylum. The participants were: Phillip Ayoub (Drexel), Dany Carnassale (Padua), Moira Dustin (Sussex), Calogero Giametta (Aix-Marseilles), James Hathaway (Michigan), Nina Held (Sussex), Nicola Mai (Kingston), Richard Mole (UCL), Roisin Ryan-Flood (Essex) and Robert Wintermute (KCL). 

International Conference, December 2017

The workshop was followed by an international conference - Queer migration, diaspora and asylum in Europe - on 9 December 2017. Participants included: Francesca Stella (University of Glasgow), Róisín Ryan-Flood (University of Essex), Łukasz Szulc (London School of Economics), Dany Carnassale (University of Padua), Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University), Robert Wintermute (King's College London), Moira Dustin and Nina Held (University of Sussex), Christian Klesse (Manchester Metropolitan University), Keith E. McNeal (University of Houston), Sarah French Brennan(Columbia University), Sebastiano Cesaro (University of Paris 8), Calogero Giametta (Aix-Marseille Université) and Nicola Mai (Kingston University).

Final research-to-policy workshop, May 2019

The final roundtable on Queer Asylum in Europe has brought together activists and policy-makers with hands-on experience of working with LGBTQ refugees and asylum-seekers. Following a keynote speech on ‘Protecting LGBTI refugees: a UNHCR perspective’ by Peter Grady, Senior Legal Officer at the UNHCR, Dr Richard Mole (UCL SSEES) chaired a roundtable discussion with Liz Barker (LGBT Spokesperson, House of Lords), Paul Dillane (Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust and Member of the UK Government LGBT Advisory Panel) and Moud Goba (Micro Rainbow International and UK Black Pride).